Player Watch # 8: Martin Gleeson - Recovering well but no ETA on full training - 28/11

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Marty update, he's still alive! First in a long time, Marty's feet will be making contact with terra firma in a training capacity in the coming weeks.

http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2018-07-24/skins-injury-update-rd-19

Defender Marty Gleeson is gradually making progress in his recovery from a season-long ankle injury suffered in the JLT Community Series and will once again step up his training in the coming fortnight.

“Marty Gleeson is on the AlterG (treadmill) this week. He’s been slow, but steady, we’re really happy with how his ankle is at the moment.

“He’ll progress off the AlterG over ground over the next couple of weeks.”

In case people are wondering what the hell the AlterG is, here is Jacko running in it after breaking his leg. The pressure inside the jumpy castle is altered to change the force of body weight applied to the legs, meaning that running training can start earlier in the recovery process.

 

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Recovering well, but no ETA on full training. Dependent on full recovery of the ankle.

Crow said important intercepting defender Marty Gleeson is also “building up his volumes”, completing three running sessions a week in his recovery of a significant ankle injury in the side’s JLT Community Series clash with Geelong in March.

“With Marty’s ankle, we’re looking to get that very last bit out of the ankle in terms of its explosiveness, its ability to decelerate and absorb force.

“He’ll need to get that last few percent out of the ankle before we can put him back into full training.”
http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2018-11-28/fantasia-suffers-minor-setback
 

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Disappointing to hear Crow say they still need to "get that last few per cent out of his ankle" in terms of explosiveness and ability to absorb stress when stopping and turning. You might have expected that his ankle would have fully recovered its strength and function by now, and he would just need to build up his fitness.
It's been a very slow recovery for him. I hope it is still going to be a full recovery, and some time soon, not "gradual" (=painfully slow) as it has been so far.
 
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