Preston North End defender Patrick Bauer gets encouraging news on his recovery from injury

Preston North End centre-half Patrick Bauer is on the right track in his recovery from injury.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 5:18 pm

The German defender torn his Achilles tendon late in PNE's 3-2 victory at AFC Bournemouth on December 1, a game in which he had scored the third goal.

He underwent surgery a few days later and is working towards a return to action in pre-season.

On Tuesday afternoon, Bauer put an update on social media about his progress.

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Posting a photograph of himself on the train on the way back from seeing a specialist, Bauer said: "Good to see my surgeon today. He’s happy with my rehab & with the progress I’ve made so far. On the right path to recovery."

Bauer joined North End from Charlton Athletic on a Bosman in summer 2019, with him having made 57 appearances so far.

He'd played 15 games this season when injury struck.

Bauer, 28, is doing his rehabilitation work with the PNE medical and fitness staff at Euxton.

Preston North End defender Patrick Bauer

Keeping him company in the gym is North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd who is doing rehab work after undergoing knee surgery in January.

Like Bauer, Rudd is likely to miss the rest of the season - his injury being one he suffered in a training session at the start of the year.

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