Judge makes way back from injury
Championship side Brentford hope that Ireland cap Alan Judge is well on the way to recovery following his leg break.
Judge has been out of action since he suffered that injury while playing for his club 14 months ago and while a date for his return has not been set, he will up his rehab in the USA next month with a view to rejoining the squad.
"Alan's lengthy recovery from a significant lower limb fracture injury is continuing and he is now seven weeks post-surgery from what we hope will be the final surgical procedure that he will have to undergo," says Brentford's head of medical Neil Greig.
"Alan is off his crutches, walking well and his review with the consultant last week placed him at exactly the expected point for this stage.
"Following his honeymoon, he will return to the training ground at the end of June where we hope to see further evidence of improved healing.
"Alan will then spend a block of reconditioning time in Philadelphia in July, working with Bill Knowles, the conditioning coach that we have worked successfully with in the past with other players. Following that, we hope Alan will be in a position to recommence his outdoor work and a graduated return to the squad."
Judge broke his leg in a Championship clash with Ipswich in April last year, an injury which forced him to miss Euro 2016.