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Injury Update: Tom Abell

Club Captain, Tom Abell is currently on the road to recovery after sustaining a hamstring injury in the recent LV= Insurance County Championship match at Essex.

We spoke with Head of Science & Medicine, Jamie Thorpe this week to get the latest on Tom’s condition.

“Tom pulled up with some thigh discomfort in the Essex game after running a quick two,” Jamie explained. “He’s had a scan on the area and that has revealed the presence of a moderate-sized tear. Obviously, it’s disappointing for him at this stage of the season, but we will be working with him on a rehabilitation programme with the goal of getting him back fully fit and on the field as soon as possible.

“We don’t like to put timescales on recovery time, but realistically we are looking at a period of approximately six weeks. Obviously, there is a bit of give and take either side of that because we’re dealing with a lot of factors.

“We’ll be progressing his rehabilitation each day. We’ll be increasing the loading through the hamstring and keeping up his general fitness and strength levels. He’s a strong lad, so we need to make sure that he has maintained that strength and fitness when he does get back out on the field. The key is obviously to make sure that his hamstring is as strong as it was before the injury so that he can get back to batting, bowling and fielding at the highest level.”

Tom is in good spirits and looking forward to getting back to doing what he does best; contributing to Somerset winning cricket matches.

“It’s frustrating but I’m keeping everything in perspective and looking to take it one day at a time,” he said: “I’m focusing on my rehab and looking to get back out there as soon a I possibly can. I’d much rather be out there, but there are far worse things that could have happened.

“I’ll be staying in Taunton, and I’ll try to assist the team and the coaches in any way that I can over the next few weeks.”

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