Date: 8th July 2008 at 11:44pm
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With the season curtain-raiser getting ever closer by the day, it is worth returning to the Algarve to see how some of the injury-ravaged amongst the Dons squad are progressing.

Drissa Diallo has joined in as much as he can with the first-team training, although cannot yet begin with any contact work. He has been working hard with Simon Crampton, the club’s head physio, on strength and mobility, and looks to be improving well.

Danny Swailes, who underwent surgery in the summer on an achilles injury, is working in Portugal on a modified training regime in the gym and pool, which will be gradually stepped up over the coming weeks, before he joins in full training once again.

Kevin Gallen, who had minor surgery on a toe injury last Thursday, has remained at home rather than travelling with the squad, in order to recuperate and recover fully. His rehab will begin when the camp jets back from Southern Europe.

Paul Mitchell, who suffered an horrific leg break last season, is well on the way to recovery. In fact, his rehabilitation has gone even better than planned, after he joined in with the first-team’s training rather than follow a modified programme originally scheduled by the physios.

Finally, Alan Navarro was probably the man least happy to welcome back Mitchell, after the midfielder clattered into him during the first training session in the Algarve. Navarro had to have five stiches in a forehead wound, although Vital Dons can report that there will be no lasting facial damage to Alan’s devastatingly good looks!

The camp are set to fly back into Milton Keynes later today.


One Reply to “MK Dons – Injury Progress”

  • Nice to see Diallo almost back in training, and also Mitch who always wears his heart on his sleeve. We’re going to need to get injuries to a bare minimum this season if we don’t start bringing in new blood, though.

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