Millwall decide against immediate surgery for Cowan-Hall

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PARIS Cowan-Hall's damaged ligament will be given time to heal naturally after Millwall opted against sending the winger for immediate surgery.

Lions physio Bobby Bacic says an operation would have ruled Cowan-Hall out of the rest of the season and he will instead remain in a brace for another fortnight.

The January signing from Wycombe suffered a hairline fracture of his tibia and damaged a stabilising ligament at the back of his knee against Reading.

Speaking to the club's official site, Bacic explained: "Paris is making encouraging progress.

"He had a review yesterday and the plan from here is similar to what we did with Chris Taylor a few years ago, when we held off immediate surgery and gave the ligament a chance to naturally heal to the fracture site.

"If we operate now Paris would miss the whole season whereas he has a good chance of returning to action before the end of the campaign if natural healing occurs.

"He therefore needs to remain in a brace for a few more weeks to protect the delicate healing site after which he will be reviewed again."

Winger Lee Martin resumed light training today after bruising ribs against Nottingham Forest and will be monitored ahead of Saturday's clash with Huddersfield.

Nicky Bailey is running outside again after a troublesome calf problem but Carlos Edwards will continue gym-based rehab for another two months.

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17 thoughts on “Millwall decide against immediate surgery for Cowan-Hall

  • February 5, 2015 at 17:05
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    Dont rush him back for f*** sake, and bailey running outside? At least hes getting cold for his wages

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    • February 5, 2015 at 17:21
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      @sadlier89: He's probably running down to Greggs for another sausage roll and pasty.

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    • February 6, 2015 at 10:26
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      @sadlier89: who the f*** is this bailey fella, been all the home games last 5 seasons never seen the fella !!

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  • February 5, 2015 at 17:29
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    Why is Nicky Bailey outside and running arfter a troublesome calf ,I blame the farmer.

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    • February 5, 2015 at 17:38
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      @The Roar: I reckon Bailey will declare himself fully fit around April time , just in time to sign a one year extension to his contract.

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    • February 5, 2015 at 17:41
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      @The Roar: haha, just one of many of Ollies somerset training sessions.... If you can catch a chicken.... You're fully fit!!!

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  • February 5, 2015 at 17:32
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    If he can come back before the end of the season, that would be fantastic.
    Trouble is, with the way our luck has gone, the first paranoid thought that comes to mind is... DON'T RUSH HIM BACK!! But if it's been done with similar injuries before, like with Taylor - who worked out fine - this could be great news...
    Paris looks like a real gem of a player and I'd say it wouldn't be the easiest of tasks to get a like for like replacement who ticks all the boxes in the current market...
    Good luck to the lad..
    P.s. Some might say Fred is an option - I'm torn on the issue... He probably could do a job for us... But ideally I think it's best for him to keep developing at WW and getting used to playing grown men week in week out. Bit ironic that it's kind of the reason we did the swap in the first place.. Now the more battle hardened is injured!
    Couldn't make it up...

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  • February 5, 2015 at 18:32
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    I wouldn't call pch a gem just yet he's only played 30 minutes so far and I doubt anyone on here watches Wycombe regularly so far pch can be classed as a failure but he's still in his honeymoon phase here when he is fit he has to really hit the ground running another injury or lack of effort and he'll be the next player we all want out not a great situation to be in but the truth. I do wish him well though but I wouldn't say he's good from 30 minutes

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  • February 5, 2015 at 19:53
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    Good news that we may see Paris before the season ends, however what worries me is that who's turn is it to get injured in training tomorrow???

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  • February 5, 2015 at 20:54
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    Equatorial guinea fans have gone apeshit in the semi of the africa nations , we'll get the blame for that

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  • February 5, 2015 at 22:36
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    On a more positive note, what does everyone think of this team?...
    Cummings-Hooiveld-Beevers-Harding
    Williams-Abdou
    Gregory-Hoff
    Gueye-Fabbrini

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  • February 5, 2015 at 23:33
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    Forde-Cummings-Hooiveld-Beevers-Harding
    Williams-Tonge
    Gregory-Upson
    Gueye-Fabbrini
    COYL

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  • February 6, 2015 at 10:01
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    Well at least we know that Bailey will have been the ultimate professional whilst injured and wont be carrying a bit of timber ! If he is only starting running now then he won't be fit until ,,,,,, well in fact he will probably never be 'professional footballer' fit. He can now jog off into the sunset or McDonalds or wherever he does his conditioning and hopefully never play for us again, the fat unprofessional wages cheat.

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