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SISSON PROGESSING WELL
19th May 2002 10:38


Physio Barry Statham has revealed that Michael Sisson is recovering well from knee surgery and may return to training later this summer.
The highly-rated young midfielder has not played in the first team since wrecking cruciate knee ligaments in August 2000 and has suffered numerous setbacks on his road to recovery.
But a revolutionary American procedure of attaching tendons from his good knee onto his bad knee has worked well with his specialist in Darlington, and Statham said: "The surgeon is so pleased with the results that he is talking about now doing this all the time with patients who have this injury.
"The technique was pioneered in the States and not many have had it done over here.
"Michael is flying and three weeks ahead of schedule already. He says this is the best he's ever felt since he suffered the injury which is very promising."
Sisson will still not be ready to battle for a place in the first game of the season on August 10 but Statham has confirmed that he could at least be back in training well ahead of his expected October return.
He added: "There is a slight possibility he could join in the latter part of pre-season training though, with long-term injuries, we always have the possibilities of setbacks ultimately due to the original problem."
Source: Teamtalk

 

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