The Town squad are back from the training camp in Portugal and are back to work up at Sundorne Castle.
While the team were away there was concern for injuries to Ollie Norburn and Joe Murphy that looked like they would keep the players out of action for a while.
Ollie and Joe have seen specialists since they returned to Portugal and the news looks to be better than first thought.
ShrewsWeb sat down with Town manager Sam Ricketts this morning before training to get an update on how the injuries are.
“We have had Ollie and Joe see specialists and both injuries are better than was initially thought”, said Sam.
“Ollie should return to training within four to six weeks which is far better than we initially feared.
“It’s the same with Joe who could be back between three and six weeks, again better than we first feared.”
Josh Laurent picked up a thigh muscle injury in the practice game with Wolves U23. This has kept him out of full training for a week or so but things are looking better for him.
“Josh is back jogging and starting to increase his workload”, said Sam.
“Josh is a player who is lean and fit so I was a little surprised he picked up that little niggle.
“He is recovering well and we will start to push him as quickly as we can while making sure he comes back ok.
“He is probably three to four weeks away from being back in contention.”
Dave Edwards and Scott Golbourne are progressing well as they recover from their injuries. Both are getting closer to a return and Sam is hoping to see them join in full training shortly.
“Their recovery is going well and physically they are both looking good”, said Sam.
“Now it’s about progressing from their injuries making sure they are ready to come back to full training.
“Over the next seven to fourteen days I expect both players to be back in full contact training.”
One player who has been missing from training since the start of pre-season is Anthony Grant. He underwent a dental operation, which meant he couldn’t train and Sam has revealed the plans for Granty.
“Anthony needed some dental work and part of that was that he couldn’t do physical activity for two weeks following that operation”, said Sam.
“That is because raising blood pressure can increase the risk of bleeding.
“That period has come to a close and following that Granty will be training with the youth team.
“He won’t be part of the first-team set-up this season due to reasons which will remain in-house.”