Town Physio reveals the extent of Junior Brown's injury
Shrewsbury Town Physio Chris Skitt has revealed the full extent of Junior Brown’s knee injury.
Earlier today, the club revealed that Brown is set for up to nine months on the sidelines after suffering cruciate ligament damage against Fleetwood Town.
Chris took a look at the scans earlier this week and he was disappointed to reveal that the injury is a serious one.
“It’s not very good at all”, Skitt told ShrewsWeb.
“Unfortunately he’s suffered a significant knee injury from what looked an innocuous slip in the game, so unfortunately he’s going to be sidelined for a significant amount of time.
“He’s got quite a few injuries within the knee joint itself. He’s done the dreaded cruciate ligament unfortunately. Alongside that, he’s got associated injuries in that both sides of his meniscus has got a tear, as has his medial collateral ligament.
“It’s not unheard of and once you’ve done your cruciate ligament it’s not uncommon to have these associated injuries, so it’s nothing we are overly writing him off with, but unfortunately it is a significant injury.”
Brown will now undergo an operation before working closely with the medical staff over the coming months in order to come back better and stronger.
“We’ve gone through the process of looking at the injuries and the timescales”, said Skitt.
“He will be put in for his operation once the swelling’s started to settle down – within the next week. Then we will be looking at the rehab element, which would usually take around nine months.
“It is a significant amount of time, but it’s something that we will do our best to return Junior even better, even springier, even more powerful than what he has been before.
“There’s no reason why you can’t get them better and make them better than they were before the injury, and that’s certainly what we will be looking for with Junior.”
Despite his injury, Junior won’t be able to rest as the rehab starts straight away.
“He’s already pestering for a bit of a holiday, but he won’t be getting it with me”, smiled Chris.
“He will have his operation, then he will settle down for a day to recover from the anaesthetic, but probably the day after he will be in, he will be on the bike and getting his gym programme done from day one.”