The Reading FC Women physiotherapy team have given an update on the injury status of several first-team players ahead of the Royals’ clash with Manchester United this weekend.
Penny Stern and Rachel Doyle have been working closely with the women’s first-team, assessing and rehabbing a number of players that have been suffering with a variety of different injuries.
Jeon suffered a severe hamstring injury during training back in November and successfully underwent surgery. These type of injuries require an extensive period in rehabilitation to regain function. Jeon is currently doing very well and is back on pitch completing individual sessions. We hope to integrate her back into team training very soon.
Kristine sustained an ankle injury during a recent fixture against Arsenal. Thankfully, it wasn’t as severe as we had initially feared. After a short period in a boot and work in the gym, she is back training with the team now.
Lauren needed to come off during the Villa game with a minor hamstring strain. We have also been managing some lower back problems. She is progressing very well and – like Kristine – is back in training too.
Unfortunately, Brooke has been battling a virus on-and-off since the summer. The effects of this virus has hampered her ability to participate in training regularly. There have been periods in the season where Brooke would have been able to train and play, but then would have exacerbations which would take her back out of training. Brooke is currently making her way through a progressive return programme and requires more time to ensure her symptoms remain settled before she resumes training.
Fara has also been battling an illness since the summer, however it is different to Brooke’s and a statement by Fara will be released soon on her experiences over the last eight-to-nine months. Due to the nature of her illness, training has been intermittent and keeping full fitness has been challenging. Thankfully, however, we are on the other side of everything and Fara will be re-joining training shortly.
Reading FC Women are next in action on Sunday when they travel to Leigh Sports Village to take on Manchester United for a 12.30pm kick-off, and all the action is live on the BBC Red Button service and the FA Player.