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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lillis using oxygen chamber

Keeper hopes treatment will help knee injury
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: September 30, 2011 2:16pm

Image text hereLillis: Desperate to get back in action after ankle injury

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Scunthorpe goalkeeper Josh Lillis has revealed he has been using an oxygen chamber in a bid to speed up his recovery from injury.
Lillis has been out of action since the start of September after damaging knee ligaments in the 1-1 draw with Colchester.
The injury is expected to sideline Lillis for up to three months, but the 24-year-old is itching to return and is using the oxygen treatment to try and aid his recovery.


"I am getting there with my fitness, but it has been frustrating being injured," Lillis told skysports.com.
"I have been using an oxygen chamber to try and speed up my recovery and I have been three times to Sheffield to try it.
"I had heard about the oxygen chamber before and the physio told me to try it.
"It does feel better every day so it is not doing me any harm.
"If it benefits me in the long run and helps me get back as quick as possible it will have been worth it.
"The timescale for the injury was three months and the first month is done now so another eight weeks to go, but hopefully I will be back sooner.
"I am desperate to be back playing and I am keeping my head down and doing my rehab."

Lillis admits the injury could not have come at a worse time for him after establishing himself as No.1 keeper under Alan Knill.
"It was very unfortunate that I got the injury when I did as I had just got the No.1 jersey at the start of the season and I felt I had done well in the first few games," he added.
"Unfortunately injuries are part and parcel of the game and you just have to get on with it and work hard to regain your fitness."

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