BY DARREN JOHNSTONE @CCP_Sport
Scotland internationalist Stevie May has begun the long road back to fitness after being fitted with a knee brace.
The Preston forward has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering multi-ligament damage in a clash with Fulham at the end of last month.
May, who made his Scotland debut in last November’s defeat to England, was only eight games into his Lilywhites career after moving to Deepdale from Sheffield Wednesday on a three-year deal during the summer.
The 23-year-old will work closely with Matt Jackson, Preston’s head of medical department, as he bids to make a full recovery.
Jackson said: “The Jack PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) is an innovative solution.
“It allows for the restoration of functional range and strength whilst offering the opportunity for the PCL to heal naturally.
“It’ll help us to optimise the conditioning of the joint and associated structures prior to the planned future surgical intervention.”