Millwall duo move to next phase of rehabilitation

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MILLWALL's Jamie Philpot will have the brace removed from his knee next week as he continues his rehabilitation from surgery.

The 18-year-old was injured shortly after scoring with his first touch in professional football against Wolves on the last day of the season.

Club physio Bobby Bacic said the player’s age was a factor in choosing a more difficult procedure at the time that required a longer time frame for recovery.

“He’s a young lad so we’ve been taking things very slowly with him,” Bacic explained.

“It was his first major injury as well and there’s a psychological aspect to it. He’s going well and working very hard.

“We’ve got a moral obligation to young players and we have to think about career longevity. So we went for a slightly more complicated operation with a longer rehabilitation period where we actually repaired the  meniscus rather than trimming it.

“Because of that we had to have a more steady, slow rehab.

“He’s still got another week in his brace but he’s been working hard in the gym to get out of that brace. He’s on schedule.

“When he loses the protection of the brace he becomes a little bit more vulnerable, so we have to be careful not to upset the natural healing.

“The easy option would’ve been just to trim it but we went for the more expensive long-term option.

“If he were at the end of his career it might have been a different story but at this stage we felt that was the right thing to do. It meant a longer operation and a longer recovery time because he hopefully has a long future ahead of him.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Shaun Williams is out of his protective boot after the impact fracture he suffered to his foot against Wigan in April.

“He got quite a boring injury in some respects,” Bacic said.  “Because you’ve got to be extremely disciplined with it and protect it in every way.

“He had to show some mental dedication because it’s a quite tedious injury, but he’s progressing well and we’ll see how he is over the next week or so.”

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

22 thoughts on “Millwall duo move to next phase of rehabilitation

  • June 18, 2015 at 15:13
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    Good luck to philpot. Knees can be dodgy

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  • June 18, 2015 at 18:58
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    You've got to be extremely disciplined and protect it in every way The wise words of Booby Bacic....
    I still reckon Williams caused the injury when he kicked the advertising hoarding butt wot would I know compared to our legend of a physio....

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  • June 18, 2015 at 22:23
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    I was right in line with Williams, he kicked at the advertising board not realizing that it was harder than his foot...irriot.

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  • June 19, 2015 at 10:14
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    Posted 24 hours ago and only four comments, I think we need some REAL news please NAD.

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  • June 19, 2015 at 12:17
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    Yes glyngo been saying that for ages now you wanna believe me we're not going to win the league.
    Yep proper news something like FORDE GOES that would be good or Wall sign prolific proven 30 goals a season striker - yep that would be good. Bucket collection around the ground helps to pay his wages. Ground share with Bromley/Dartford as regeneration bites in not so good but gonna come one day. Didn't the U21s do well over rated think they are better than they are on mega wages and can't beat Portugal that's where AA went yep bet he might have had something to do with that.

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    • June 19, 2015 at 17:27
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      @Mekongriver: This website is 'News at Den' as is for ALL news Millwall, hence why articles like this are posted, yeah it's not perhaps major news but is still relevant to the club!

      I would rather read articles like this rather than hear nothing for weeks about the club and what's going on! Oh and when a signing comes around we'll all know about it ... Can't write stories about non-events!

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  • June 19, 2015 at 12:30
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    Mekong ,i have just read that millwall are recruiting children for their summer school,why don't you sign up when you are on your school summer holiday's.You may learn something about football,but then may be not.

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  • June 19, 2015 at 15:07
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    Can someone refresh my memory please, any news on Paris C.H.?

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    • June 19, 2015 at 15:38
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      @john H: injury wise you mean? I think he's fine now, nearly made it back before end of last season. They probably saved him for next season rather than rush him back for dead rubber game.

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  • June 19, 2015 at 16:35
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    Wycombe fans say that Fred was much the better option all are really sorry to see him go. On the other hand some some they have mugged us off with PCH who was a bit injury prone. Time will tell.

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  • June 19, 2015 at 16:44
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    Off topic slightly Fulham have signed Andy Lonergan as their goalie so looks like a Forde move there is remote, and some one mentioned Andy Williams 22 goals last season for Swindon, he has signed for Doncaster

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  • June 19, 2015 at 20:45
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    Penny pinching, Williams over long shank donkey, were never going to learn pay peanuts get a monkey Hanson still a target deal looks done wall will never learn.

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    • June 22, 2015 at 09:53
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      @mewall62: A player who might sign, but hasn't yet signed, played a game or kicked a ball for Wall, and he's getting slagged off....will we never learn as supporters? No wonder we struggle to get decent players in.

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  • June 20, 2015 at 12:25
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    Does anyone know when the Coventry match tickets go on sale. Coyl

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    • June 22, 2015 at 08:23
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      @potty1: i can get you five thousand together in the west stand if you need them .

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  • June 20, 2015 at 15:55
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    Good comment from Lennie The Lion, Forde has bean linked with a few clubs unfortunately he hasn't left the building and Andy Williams proved he had what it takes at Swindon and is way too good for donkeyaster, WHY didn't we get him in on a freebie.....

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