Video: Fran Clarkson updates on player fitness and winter training

Wednesday 10th November 2021
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Lead Physiotherapist, Fran Clarkson, says Derbyshire’s injury issues in 2021 made for a challenging season all-round, but believes the experience will be beneficial moving forward.

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A number of key players were absent through injury during the campaign, with captain Billy Godleman, Wayne Madsen, Sam Conners, Alex Hughes, Mikey Cohen, Dustin Melton and Ben Aitchison all missing at least a month over the course of the season.

“It is a very real pressure, but it’s something you anticipate when you go and work in professional sport,” she said.

“You can’t always deal in absolutes. From the moment an injury occurs, the player wants to know when they can get back out there and you can give them a good idea.

“One of the key thing is to use your experience and knowledge to give the player the best available information you have, but you need to keep reassessing throughout their rehab.

“There’s a lot of different factors to play into when a player is going to be ready, that’s a lot of pressure but it’s something you anticipate.”

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