Ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ clash against Cardiff City on Friday evening, the club did give an injury update on Jonny Castro Otto.
The 24-year-old left-back picked up an injury whilst in action for Spain in the November international break as he won his third cap for his country in their game against Bosnia-Herzegovina and after initial scans it was confirmed that he’d damaged his medial collateral ligament.
The timeframe given for his recovery and rehabilitation was originally a loose four to six weeks, but providing an update on his progress so far to the Official Website head of medical Phil Haywood explained that the initial fortnight had been about reducing the inflammation around his knee, so at this stage it was actually difficult to state when he would return.
“Once the inflammation is under control, we’ll then start more treatments to begin healing the damaged area and progress his rehab to more functional exercises in the gym, prior to commencing outdoor rehab. He needs to have good strength before he can be exposed to contact training, so we have various benchmarks that we need to attain before progressing onto the next level of rehab, getting closer to a return to training. It’s difficult to put a timescale on his return because we need to respect the fact it needs to heal, but we’ll progress him as quickly as possible.”
Hopefully, the initial six week marker will prove to be the right one and he won’t suffer any complications as he builds himself back up to action as he’s proven to be an important player for us so far.
The recovery continues for @JonnyOtto19.
Back in the gym yesterday ????
— Wolves (@Wolves) November 29, 2018