Sydney FC Head Physiotherapist Luke Heath updates on the Sky Blues’ Isuzu Ute A-League squad’s latest rehabilitation ahead of some crucial games.
Adam Le Fondre – hamstring
Alfie has started entry level rehab running following his grade two hamstring injury. The initial diagnosis was a return to play in 4-6 weeks, meaning he could be only three weeks away from playing.
Kosta Barbarouses – fibula
Kosta’s injury is taking a little longer than initially expected and we are waiting for the fracture to settle.
Luke Brattan – knee (ACL)
Luke is four weeks post-surgery and is doing well. His progress is normal for someone with this type of injury. He is coming in three to four days per week to work on improving the strengthening of his knee.
Connor O’Toole – knee
Connor is continuing in team training with his rehab and is still on track for that initial 8-12 week return meaning he could be available later in January or in early February.
Michael Zullo – calf
Michael is continuing to train with the team and take part in training drills. He is aiming to return to play in mid to late January.
Calem Nieuwenhof – groin
Calem has groin overload and is a young player who we are looking after. We are building him up slowly and he has commenced straight line rehab running. Expected return in 6-8 weeks.
Chris Zuvela – knee (ACL)
Chris is on track with his rehabilitation and is progressing. He will recommence once he recovers from his Covid-19 diagnosis.
We have a number of players who have tested positive to Covid-19. All of those with Covid-19 are progressing and resting at home. No one has had any serious symptoms and all have reported feeling only mild illness.