Huddersfield Town’s Head of Medical Ian Kirkpatrick has confirmed that Jordan Rhodes is slowly being reintroduced to on-field rehabilitation after sustaining a back injury earlier this season.
However, a timescale for the forward’s return to action has not been listed due to the nature of his issue.
Signed by the Terriers on a three-year deal in May, Rhodes would have been hoping to make a positive start to his second spell at the John Smith’s Stadium.
After illustrating some signs of promise against Derby County on the opening weekend of the 2021/22 campaign, the forward was substituted in the first-half of Huddersfield’s clash with Fulham after picking up an injury at Craven Cottage.
In Rhodes’ absence, Huddersfield have produced some encouraging performances in the Championship in recent months.
Currently seventh in the second-tier standings, the Terriers will be looking to seal all three points in-front of their supporters this weekend when they face Hull City.
Making reference to Rhodes ahead of this upcoming fixture, Kirkpatrick has admitted that the forward is making progress from his issue.
Speaking to Huddersfield’s official website about the forward, Kirkpatrick said: “Having been out of the squad for some time since picking up a stress injury to his back, Jordan is now being slowly reintroduced to on-field rehabilitation having been previously gym based.
“Despite having progressed to being back out on the grass, there is no return date currently listed for the forward.”
Whilst it remains to be seen when Rhodes will be fit enough to feature for the Terriers in the Championship, this particular update is relatively encouraging as he is making progress from his injury.
When you consider that the forward only managed to find the back of the net on seven occasions in the second-tier for Sheffield Wednesday last season, it will be intriguing to see whether he is able to step up his performances for Huddersfield during the current campaign.
Having scored 115 goals at this level during his career to date, Rhodes will be confident in his ability to deliver the goods for a Terriers side who will be looking to climb the Championship standings in the coming months.
Providing that Huddersfield are able to beat Hull this weekend, they could use the momentum gained from this result to push on in the second-tier under the guidance of head coach Carlos Corberan.