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GALLERY | Testing day for returning Rovers squad

28 June 2023

Club News

GALLERY | Testing day for returning Rovers squad

28 June 2023

It was a testing day for the Rovers squad as they made their return to Cantley Park for the first day of pre-season.

The players were put through a series of physical and mental tests to check how they measure up following the summer break.

Medical and sports science staff assessed each member of the squad throughout a busy morning at the Hoober Homes Elite Performance Centre.

Head of sports science Sam Bowring said: "The first day is all about measurements and screening within the medical and performance team.

"We've got skinfold measurements being done by myself and that way we can assess body composition and give ourselves an outline of what we may need to work on across the next six weeks, whether players are lacking muscle mass or need to reduce body fat.

"We've got a Force X machine that allows us to measure the muscles that are being used and the force outputs from that. That allows to understand injury risk when we want monitor and look after players throughout the season.

"And we've got our screening processes with Karl Blenkin, our head physio. We have movement baseline testing and head test screenings on paper and computer. The head test is mainly for concussion purposes and to ensure players have a safe return to play."

To check out some of the best images from the morning, cycle through the gallery above.


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