Peterhead manager Jim McInally has taken time this week to go over where his squad are in terms of injuries at the end of the first quarter of League 1 games in season 2021/22
Jordon has not fully got over the hamstring problem that saw him come off in the SPFL Trust Trophy game against East Fife at the beginning of September. He had been feeling a problem before that but is making progress and we are hoping that he will be close to being involved again in some capacity when we start again against Alloa on October 16.
It has been a stop-start season for Alan due to the stress fracture in his shin. He played in the Premier Sports Cup back in July and then had to go into a period of rest as well as wearing a protective boot to help the fracture repair. He felt over it and came back for three games in September however some pain returned and Alan has stepped back from playing at the moment.
We will gather more information about the problem before deciding what to do next.
Ryan’s loan deal from Aberdeen was agreed early last week and came in and joined us on training last Tuesday night. He trained well and looked set to be a vital member of our squad however he picked up a groin problem in training with Aberdeen later in the week that prevented him making his debut on Saturday.
We are hopeful that it is just a short-term problem and we are working with Aberdeen over when Ryan will be available to us.
Gary’s private operation that has been funded thanks to the Just Giving page and auction that were held over the summer has not yet taken place due to a couple of factors, one of course being the pandemic. The consultant spoke to Gary last week and he is at the top of the list so we are hoping his knee problem will be fixed soon.
Gary remains a vital member of our squad and has been attending our games. He has been out since last December but thankfully there is still time for him to make a positive contribution to this season
Fortunately or unfortunately Andrew trains the way he plays which is pretty much full-on. He is carrying a hamstring injury just now which he starts to feel in the second half of games and we believe that the best way to help that is by a bit of rest and reduction in workload.
Andrew will want to train at his usual high levels for the two weeks between games however we are working with him on a reduced programme that will keep his fitness high but also help his hamstring issue ease.
Russell came off at half-time in the recent game at Queen’s Park after complaining of pain in his knee. He did not train on the Tuesday before the Dumbarton game and whilst he undertook some training two days later he was not ready to play at the weekend.
Our physio is working on getting to the root of the problem and we are hopeful that this is just a short-term isssue.