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Will closes in on return

21 March 2013

Positive news on centre-back and other injured players

Will Antwi is expected to return to full training tomorrow after over two months out with a hip injury.

issued a positive update on Will’s progress with the centre-back now ready to join in with the rest of Wimbledon’s squad.Mike RaynerClub physio

Will (pictured above), who has not featured for the first-team since the 2-2 draw at home to Wycombe Wanderers on 12 January, has been back in light training for the last three weeks.

Mike Rayner said: “Will has been doing really well and he has now completed a full week’s training with Jason Moriarty (Fitness Coach) after doing two weeks with me before that. Hopefully, he will be back in full training tomorrow.

“Will’s hip problem did not show when he initially had an X-ray, MRI scan and an ultrasound scan, but he was subsequently found to have calcification around the tendon. He has been on a strengthening programme for the tendon since. He has worked really hard and we are pleased with his progress.”

is making good progress and could be back in full training next week after suffering a hamstring strain in the win at Southend last Tuesday.Pim Balkestein (groin) are also expected to be back in full training tomorrow after putting their injury problems behind them. Mike Rayner also confirmed that Huw Johnson (calf) and Curtis Osano

(back) is still expected to be out until next month.Jim Fenlon (foot) is doubtful for Saturday’s match against Morecambe after suffering an injury at Accrington and Brennan Dickenson

has stepped up his recovery from a broken metatarsal in his foot. The midfielder, who suffered the injury against Northampton Town on 16 February, is just a few days away from walking unaided without crutches.Peter SweeneyMeanwhile,

Mike Rayner added: “Peter is coming on really well and he has been excellent in his response to the injury. He has been on the rowing machine and doing other cardiovascular exercise and upper-body work. We do not want to rush him back though before the end of the season as it is a metatarsal injury and we have to be careful.”

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