Dozzell thanks Town physios as he continues injury recovery

Andre Dozzell is continuing his recovery from a serious knee injury. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Andre Dozzell is continuing his recovery from a serious knee injury. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell has paid tribute to the club’s medical staff as he continues his recovery from a knee ligament injury.

Dozzell suffered the injury during the opening-day victory over Birmingham. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Dozzell suffered the injury during the opening-day victory over Birmingham. Picture: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The England Under 19 star was stretchered off in the opening-day victory over Birmingham and later required surgery after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury.

He is set to miss the entire season, but Dozzell is making strides in his recovery and has thanked physios Matt Byard and Alex Chapman for their help.

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“The physios [Matt Byard and Alex Chapman] have been unbelievable. I have to thank them for all the time and effort they’ve given me,” Dozzell told the club website.

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“They set me goals and know exactly what I should be doing to prevent any injuries during rehab.


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“I listen to them as they’re the experts and right now my recovery is going well.

“We aren’t looking too far ahead so there is no return date set yet but we’re definitely going in the right direction.”

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Speaking before the weekend game with Reading, manager Mick McCarthy said: “May or June, that’s when he’s going to be back. But I’ve just seen him, he tells me he’s had a scan today and he’s recovering particularly well, he’s pleased with his rehab and recovery.

“But until he actually puts his boots on in May that’s when we’ll find out how good it’s been. But everything’s been a success, the op, and he’s recovering, it’s fine.”

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