Physiotherapist Chris Burton updates supporters on the players currently in his treatment room.

Peterborough United physiotherapist Chris Burton has revealed that midfielder Daniel Kearns could be back for the opening npower Championship fixture at Leicester City on Saturday 18th August.

Kearns was injured in the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Wednesday night and was sent for an x-ray on Thursday morning to reveal the extent of the damage.

Burton told 'Fortunately, an x-ray has confirmed there is no fracture to the foot or ankle. However, there is extensive bruising and soft tissue damage to the inside of the foot and unfortunately he has suffered medial ligament damage to the right knee. He will now undergo treatment and rehabilitation and hopefully will return to full fitness in time for the opening Championship game of the season.'

Meanwhile, strikers Emile Sinclair and David Hibbert are both close to concluding the rehabilitation on their respective injuries as Burton explained.

'Emile Sinclair and David Hibbert are progressing really well with their end stage rehabilitation respectively and we are hopeful that they will continue to improve and return to full training in around three weeks.

'Craig Alcock continues to have treatment for a back problem and we are hopeful he will take part in a friendly prior to the first competitive fixture,' Burton added.

Goalkeeper Joe Day played 45 minutes in the friendly fixture with Aston Villa and Burton was pleased to see the former Rushden and Diamonds shot-stopper back in action.

‘It was great to see Joe Day back in action after a long, hard period of rehabilitation following a groin injury back in January,' Burton added.