Teddy Bishop could return to Ipswich Town training at the start of March

Teddy Bishop could be back in full training next month

Teddy Bishop could be back in full training next month

Teddy Bishop could return to first-team training in early March, after enlisting the help of Team GB Olympic doctor Noel Pollock during his comeback from a hamstring tendon injury and shin splints.

The teenage midfielder hasn’t played a competitive game for Town this season due to a number of setbacks during his recovery, but is likely to step things up in the coming weeks.

Physio Matt Byard is pleased with the midfielder’s progress, which was helped by a spell with Dr Pollock, and is hopeful of seeing him back on the field soon.

“Bish’s pre-season work was curtailed due to bilateral medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints,” Byard told the club’s official website.

“Subsequent adjustments to his conditioning programme then contributed to a muscular strain to his right hamstring.

“Bish did some further strength and conditioning work and was able to complete his individualised pre-season programme during September.

“He returned to full training and played for the U21s in October but then suffered a tear to his right hamstring tendon, which is completely different to a hamstring muscle injury and can be a significant problem.

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“He was seen in London by the British Olympic Doctor, Noel Pollock. He has had a course of injections to his lower back and hamstring muscles and has continued a lower limb strength and endurance programme.

“Recently he attended Team GB’s Intensive Rehab Unit at Bisham Abbey as part of his recovery.

“He is making good progress and we anticipate his rehabilitation to continue outside within the next two weeks and are scheduling a return to training in early March.”

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