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Jordan Graham progressing well in Wolves comeback

Wolves' medical chief says winger Jordan Graham is progressing nicely as he continues his comeback from injury.

Jordan Graham progressing well in Wolves comeback

Graham has been out of action since January with a cruciate knee ligament injury.

He suffered a setback last month after undergoing a clean-up operation on his knee – but he should soon be outside with his team mate ahead of returning to action in the New Year.

Head of medical Phil Hayward said of the latest on Graham: "He's probably about two weeks away from getting outside to start to do some rehab work outside.

"It's all gym-based and pool-based at the minute. The way that we work here is we try and make sure a player has attained a certain goal or objective in the gym before they're allowed to progress outside.

"He's close to achieving those criteria.

"The recent surgery was a 'wash out', which is quite common among people who have knee surgery.

"Sometimes it's necessary to go back in literally just to tidy things up. He had that done about five weeks ago and has progressed nicely.

"Since then we've carried on along the same track as before in terms of his strength and rehabilitation work."

Graham has had fellow cruciate victims Nouha Dicko and Michal Zyro for company over the past nine months.

Hayward said that January remained Graham's most likely return date.

"With Jordan it's the same as with the others. I wouldn't say he's four or five weeks away, we'd always say 'when he can do X, Y and Z' or when his scores are at pre-injury levels," he added.

"I think we said January all along with Jordan. Him, Nouha and Michal were all multi-ligament injuries that take a year.

"And even after a year it does take a while to get up to speed. People can expect players to be back at it as soon as they come back from injury.

"For example, with Nouha, it's been far more than a year and he's still progressing and building up. It'll be the same with Jordan and Michal.

"He's very enthusiastic which is good – you'd rather them be optimistic and ambitious and positive. He's obviously frustrated because it's been the best part of nine months now.

"But he does understand he's got a certain set of criteria to aim towards.

"They all talk and I know Nouha has been helpful with the both of them."

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