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Cowan-Hall injury update

5 February 2015

Winger Paris "making encouraging progress"

Paris Cowan-Hall will not undergo surgery on his injury at this stage, Millwall physio Bobby Bacic can confirm.

The winger suffered a hairline fracture to his tibia and damaged a small stabilising knee ligament during the 0-0 with Reading but Bacic believes the 24-year-old could return before the end of the season.

"Paris is making encouraging progress," Bacic told "He had a review yesterday and the plan from here is similar to what we did with Chris Taylor a few years ago, when we held off immediate surgery and gave the ligament a chance to naturally heal to the fracture site.

"If we operate now Paris would miss the whole season whereas he has a good chance of returning to action before the end of the campaign if natural healing occurs.

"He therefore needs to remain in a brace for a few more weeks to protect the delicate healing site after which he will be reviewed again."

Lee Martin limped off during last Saturday's win at Nottingham Forest with a rib injury and Bobby also has an update on him, plus further news on Nicky Bailey and Carlos Edwards.

"Lee is classed as a short-term injury at present and is making good progress from his heavily bruised ribs," the physio said.

"He managed to do some light outdoor training today and will look to push on again tomorrow providing he has no reaction.

"Nicky has had a torrid time with his calf injuries but he has had a positive week and is doing some outdoor running at the moment.

"The next stage for Nicky will be to get him more involved with the training group. He is in a similar position to Paris in the fact that he needs a little slice of good luck to go alongside the hard work he has put in.

"Carlos continues to be the golden boy of the gym and the treatment room and is continuing to make good progress. He can single-leg squat a remarkable 140kg on his operated side now but is still two months away from being allowed to start running."

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