SHREWS’ JONES IS ON FAST RETURN
SHREWSBURY are hopeful of having Darren Jones back for pre-season training despite fearing the defender would be out for six months.
The 29-year-old dislocated a shoulder against Carlisle at the end of March and hasn’t featured since, with boss Graham Turner at first saying he wouldn’t be back in time for next season. But after successful surgery in Manchester last weekend, Jones – who is also getting married in the close season – could be back far earlier.
“Darren has had his surgery and has started his rehab, and will be following a fitness path over the summer,” said Turner. “We believe he’ll be ready to join training before the start of next season.”
Physio Chris Skitt added: “Everything went very well and he is well into his rehab to ensure his fitness is gained in the best possible time.
“Realistically, we should hope to see him in contention at the start of next season.We have laid out a plan for Darren to make sure we reach each marker we want to hit.”
Meanwhile Jermaine Grandison, who came back on Saturday after being out since mid-January with a hip injury but lasted only 75 minutes, is set to see a specialist in a bid to cure the problem.
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