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Louis On Road To Recovery

Midfielder has knee operation

7 February 2018

Colchester United midfielder Louis Dunne is making good early progress from his knee operation, as he begins his road to recovery.

Louis ruptured his Anterior Cruciate Ligament in training recently, and underwent an operation to repair the damage.

And he is doing well so far, with Tony Flynn writing in his weekend programme notes: "The surgeon reported that the surgey went very well and there were no complications with the op.

"There was also very minor damage to his lateral meniscus, so that was cleaned up at the same time.

"Louis stayed overnight at the hospital, spent the next day at home but was then with us to begin the long road back to full fitness.

"The very first goal is to get full extension, i.e. to get the leg totally straight, and to be honest, Louis is almost there already with that. 

"He will be on crutches for about another week, and won't be driving for a month or so but there is plenty of movement, range and strengthening work he can be getting on with in the meantime."

Recent weeks have seen both Luke Prosser and Brennan Dickenson return to action after their own absences with knee injuries, whilst Courtney Senior's own return to first team action will no doubt give Louis something to aim for.

"It can be a case of being mentally strong, as well as improving on the actual physical aspect of rehab," Tony added.

"Louis is a very level headed young lad, and I'm sure will handle the tough mental side of it, knowing that there is not much he can do other than work hard on his recovery over the next nine or so months.

"Should he wobble at all, or need someone to talk about how hard the recovery process is, he can always call upon the likes of Brennan or Sam Walker, who have gone through the same injury in the past two or three years.

"I'm sure you'll join me in wishing Louis all the best."

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