BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport
Raith Rovers have been handed a major boost after doctors told forward Lewis Vaughan he can begin running again to step up his comeback from a serious knee injury.
The 19-year-old damaged his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) back in August but was reassured yesterday that his recovery is ‘on schedule’ during a 12-week check-up.
Vaughan has spoken of his determination to return to fitness as soon as possible, despite being warned he could face the rest of the season on the sidelines.
The teenager firmly believes he could be back in action before the campaign climaxes with the promotion play-offs in May and will now begin steadily building up his rehabilitation programme after a consultation with specialists.
Vaughan was handed the fillip after travelling south yesterday to the Yorkshire Clinic in Bingley, where he was operated on in September, and will be monitored closely when he starts running, possibly as early as today.
“Twelve-week check up done,” Vaughan said on social media. “Good news so far and on schedule.”