Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Watford's Abdi Still Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis

There is still no timetable for return for English football player Almen Abdi from a severe bout of plantar fasciitis.
Abdi has not played since August 31st and had hoped to be back on the field in mid-September. As so often goes with plantar fasciitis cases, September turned into November with minor setbacks, and November has turned into the distant future.
Abdi has been training most days, but not usually with the Watford players.
Watford stressed in November that the setbacks Abdi suffered meant they would not issue a timeframe for the midfielder's return.
Last Thursday, Marco Cesarini, the Hornet's head of medical, said, "He hasn't had any setbacks, but it's the kind of injury where for two days you can have improvement and then on the third day you have pain again or soreness.
"We have to take it step by step. It's not easy because one day it can be good and the next day it can be worse. But there are some positives around him.
"We cannot predict when he will come back. We are still in the situation where we have to monitor the situation day by day. He can have small sessions but he cannot yet take part in a full session with the squad."
Returning to the team after an extended injury is Tommie Hoban. The Republic of Ireland Under-19 International star hurt his Achilles last January and played one game last year, but missed the rest of the season with the issue.
He made a splash last season, starting 18 consecutive games between late September and New Year's Day.
The Watford Academy graduate visited specialists across the world and decided to have surgery done last April by a physician in America.
Cesarini said of Hoban, "We are very happy about him. We are close and we think in the next two weeks he could join the squad for a full training session."
Reference: Watford Observer
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