BEN Gladwin is two weeks ahead of schedule in his return from torn ankle ligaments, as he makes his comeback to Swindon Town training today.
The midfielder picked up the injury during the Capital One Cup defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion at the end of August and has been using the rehabilitation facilities at Oaksey House near Lambourn to accelerate his recovery.
Manager Mark Cooper told Link Sport that his rapid return to training is a credit to his attitude, the equipment available to the club and the talents of physio Paul Godfrey.
He said: “He’s well, well ahead. He’s probably two weeks ahead of where we thought he would be at this time. He’s joining in full training and let’s see how he goes.
“It’s great we get to use their facility (at Oaksey House) with the AlterG treadmill, where he can run pressure free – and we’ve got a top-class physio at the football club. With people like that around him and the facilities we’ve got, he’s going to get better quicker.
“He’ll be fine. He’s a strong boy. He’s been desperate to join back in with the group and he’s been saying that he’s fit to join in for a week. We’ve had to hold him back a little bit but we’re looking forward to him coming back and joining the group.”
MARK COOPER ON BEN GLADWIN’S RECOVERY…