Medical expert salutes Leeds United after 'phenomenal' Patrick Bamford reveal
Patrick Bamford is speeding up his recovery through the use of the “phenomenal” anti-gravity treadmill at Leeds United.
That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.
Bamford, 28, has struggled with various injuries this season and has now been sidelined with a foot problem since mid-March.
As quoted by Leeds Live yesterday (28 April), Jesse Marsch revealed that he expects the striker to be “on the pitch next week”.
The American manager also explained that Bamford has been using the anti-gravity treadmill at Thorp Arch to hasten his rehabilitation.
Dinnery hailed Leeds’ use of cutting edge technology behind the scenes.
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“The anti-gravity treadmill can reduce your body weight by up to 100 per cent,” he told Football Insider‘s Adam Williams.
“That allows players to maintain their fitness without compromising the body’s biomechanics.
“You can effectively train and run more or less pain-free. Then you transition to increased body weight and eventually onto the field.
“It makes the process a lot quicker. They are a really phenomenal bit of kit.
“The pressure has lifted on Bamford given that Leeds have all but secured their top-flight status.
“But he probably has something to prove to himself and will want to finish the season on a high.”
Bamford’s 10 appearances this term have yielded two goals and three assists.
Leeds go into tomorrow’s (30 April) clash against Man City in 16th place, five points clear of the bottom three.