GARY ROBERTS returns to work today – just three days after surgery on a double hernia.
Town’s wing star, left, will be doing strengthening exercises and working on his movement as he bids to rejoin the promotion push as soon as possible.
Town boss Lee Clark said the operation, which could keep the 27-year-old out for between three and six weeks, went as well as it could have done.
“I know the surgeon concerned well, because he operated on me,” explained Clark.
“It’s quite a simple procedure now, and the technology in use is amazing. This is a man who got Paul Scholes back into action within 14 days.
“We’re not saying it will be that quick with Gary, but he will start his rehabilitation today, because it’s important to get moving and get those core muscles strong again.
“Gary will be in at the club every day to make sure he’s available as quickly as possible, but we’re not putting a timescale on it.”
It’s been a busy spell for the former Ipswich and Accrington player, because his partner recently gave birth to the couple’s second daughter.
Roberts has been in the 16 for all of Town’s 32 games so far this season and started last Saturday’s 3-2 win over Brentford.