Dozzell steps up recovery at Town’s training base as he battles back from knee injury

Andre Dozzell has been back out on the grass as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. Pictur

Andre Dozzell has been back out on the grass as he continues his recovery from a knee injury. Picture: @alexthephysio/Instagram - Credit: Archant

Teenage midfielder Andre Dozzell has taken the next step as he continues his recovery from a season-ending knee injury.

Birmingham keeper David Stockdale supports Andre Dozzell as he is tended to by medics after being in

Birmingham keeper David Stockdale supports Andre Dozzell as he is tended to by medics after being injured in the Ipswich Town v Birmingham City (Sky Bet Championship) match at Portman Road, Ipswich, on 05 August 2017. Picture: STEVE WALLER www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The youngster started the Blues’ opening-day clash with Birmingham but saw his season end just 50 minutes later after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury.

First team physio Alex Chapman has regularly posted videos documenting Dozzell’s recovery, with the latest showing the young midfielder running on the grass for the first time at Town’s Playford Road training base.

Speaking in December, Dozzell was full of praise for the club’s medical staff: “The physios [Matt Byard and Chapman] have been unbelievable. I have to thank them for all the time and effort they’ve given me,” he said.

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

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


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“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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