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12 October 2017

Club News


12 October 2017

Danny Williams is back in full training for Huddersfield Town

- David Wagner gives the latest on Town’s injuries
- Danny Williams has recovered from his foot problem
- Steve Mounié has been back in training

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner revealed that centre midfielder Danny Williams has been back in full training ahead of this weekend’s game against Swansea City when he discussed the Club’s latest injury news.

Williams was recently ruled out with a foot injury, which caused him to miss the draw with Burnley and the defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

When speaking about the midfielder in his press conference, David Wagner said:

“Danny Williams has been back in full training since we started the week and our preparations for Swansea.

“Danny is back and all the internationals are back healthy which helps, so we will have some more players (available).

Wagner also gave the latest on striker Steve Mounié, who hasn’t featured in the last three Premier League games for the Club with a heel issue.

“Steve Mounié has been with us for the majority (of training sessions), not over the whole week and not for every single minute of the training sessions, but he is in a good way.

“He has an inflamed heel; unfortunately, it took longer than we expected and we got a setback after we played West Ham.

“Before the West Ham game, he had the same injury, so now we want to make sure we don’t rush his injury.

“We are happy he is back in training, not full training, but getting a lot of minutes with the team.

“If it’s enough for Saturday we will see but I have the hope it’ll be enough for the Man Utd game.

“There’s an outside chance we will make the squad (for Swansea), but Danny will make the squad for sure.

“If everything progresses with Steve like we hope, he will be in the squad for Man Utd.”

Town’s Head Coach that Michael Hefele and Collin Quaner have both spent time recovering from their respective Achilles and Calf injuries back in Germany and explained how a relationship between medical departments in England and Germany is benefitting Huddersfield Town.

Wagner discussed how the Club is treating ‘Hef’s’ injury and revealed when he expected Quaner to return.

“We decided after we consulted with a third specialist that we should try and heel him (Michael Hefele) without surgery, but it means he will be out for between six and eight weeks; this was before the international break so two weeks are over now.

“Hopefully his inflamed Achilles will stop with the right recovery and rehabilitation strategies, without surgery.

“At the moment he is in Germany but he will always fly over to visit our medical department.

“Our medical department has also been over to Germany for two days with ‘Hef’ and Collin Quaner in the last week.

“We have a good relationship and have a good input from the German guys, I think we are on a very good way.

“Collin Quaner is probably back in training next week or towards the end of next week.”

Finally, Wagner explained how Kasey Palmer’s recovery is going well and that he expects the midfielder to return in the next couple of weeks.

“Kasey started on the grass with the fitness coaches and has started some ball work with them as well.

“I think he needs, maybe, another 10-14 days until he can train with us over the biggest part of the time, then the next international break is in front of us.

“We will see if he can get some minutes before it but I’m sure he will be back after the next international break for 100% competition for a starting shirt.”

You can watch David Wagner discuss the latest injury news below courtesy of #HTTV!

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