Royals winger Garath McCleary has begun a new period of rehabilitation with our medical team after undergoing surgery on a broken ankle this week.
McCleary, who made his 200th appearance for the club last season, suffered the ankle injury in the early stages of our home clash against Sheffield United in March – an injury which forced the Jamaica international to sit out the remainder of our 2017-18 campaign.
Now, McCleary has to restart his rehabilitation programme following a surgical procedure which was needed on the ankle. The operation will see him miss the start of the Royals’ new season…but the fleet-footed forward has his sights set on a return to fitness as soon as possible and he now begins the recovery process under the guidance of Head Physiotherapist Jon Urwin and his medical team.
After a long period and with no operation we came to a situation where the bone hadn’t healed as we had hoped/expected. I left no stone unturned but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. Obviously there’s huge disappointment but it won’t stop my drive and determination that’s seen me through many set backs throughout my career. So my rehab has recommenced and trust me when I say; I CAN’T WAIT TO BE BACK 💙🙏🏾 P.S if I see anyone in the gym or passing come say hello, I won’t bite 😆😊🙌🏾
“Garath underwent ankle surgery on Monday morning and, as a group, we will now be able to guide him through the rehabilitation process step by step and get him back into first team action as soon as we confidently can!” Urwin said.