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Drey At St George's

12 November 2013

Winger gets treatment at national centre.

Drey Wright’s rehabilitation from his recent knee operation has seen him become a landmark player at the FA’s St George’s Park training complex.

The winger had a follow-up procedure on his initial knee operation, with physio Tony Flynn explaining: "Drey Wright has had to have a second procedure on his knee, after blood leaked into his knee following the original surgery.

"It shouldn’t add too much time onto his recovery but it still isn’t ideal.

"There is something like a 1 in 300 chance of it happening so it was another case of bad luck." 

A three year partnership between Perform and The PFA means that Perform can offer up to 900 weeks of rehabilitation to PFA members at St. George’s Park.

Players spend four days of intensive rehabilitation at Perform while staying overnight at the Hilton hotel on site. 

They receive treatment from experts in a wide range of fitness-related areas including physiotherapists, doctors, sport scientists, strength and conditioning specialists, Pilates specialists and soft tissue therapists whilst working closely with club physiotherapists and individual players.

So far the scheme has been a roaring success, having served 195 weeks of rehabilitation to 99 players from 64 different clubs. 

And this week, Drey became the 100th player to enter the programme, spending a week at the complex, for rehabilitation.

The treatment is available to all PFA members, including those in contract, ex-professional and retired players.

The Perform sports medicine and human performance facility at St. George’s Park national football centre offers players the chance to continue on the road to recovery in fresh surroundings. 

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