Physio Stuart Douglas with the latest from the treatment room
Defender Andy Frampton will be sent for a scan to assess the extent of his injury after he suffered a dislocated shoulder at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.
Club physio Stuart Douglas today updated us on Andy’s situation with the results of an imminent MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiogram) scan likely to tell us more about when the player could return.
Stuart said: “Andy Frampton dislocated his left shoulder 10 minutes into the game against Scunthorpe United FC. It was an anterior dislocation and very painful. Fortunately, the Scunthorpe club doctor is an orthopaedic surgeon and he was able to place the shoulder back into the joint. Andy had an X-ray at the hospital in Scunthorpe the same day and another on Monday, 20 January. Both X-rays confirmed that the joint was normal and that there were no additional fractures. At present, we don't know the extent of soft tissue damage in the area. The severity of soft tissue damage will have a massive influence on his estimated return to fitness. This will be confirmed via an MRA scan which will be undertaken imminently.”
Stuart also brought us up to date with Peter Sweeney’s injury after it was confirmed that the midfielder suffered a stress fracture of the same metatarsal in his foot that kept him out last season.
“It was an innocuous injury that happened when Peter turned and changed direction during a training session,” added Stuart. “This type of injury is typically known as an overload injury and it's vitally important that we not only focus on the site of injury, but we also facilitate the activation of muscles further along his kinetic chain. Working muscles such as his glutes (buttocks) and core stability will provide increased trunk control. This will offload the musculature around his ankle.
“Once Peter's fit, he will also need an in-depth biomechanical screen and it's possible that he might have to permanently wear custom-made orthotics. He is due to have another X-ray in two weeks’ time to check how the bone is healing. In the meantime, we will increase the intensity of his training dependent upon his reaction to the workload.”
All at AFC Wimbledon wish both players a speedy recovery.