did I hear that his procedure was slightly different, maybe not experimental, but a new ACL procedure that they believe accelerates recovery? If so would be the first major treatment change for some 20+ years.
Who's driving the PR on his possible return: Rance or the club? It seems like a needless distraction, and putting Rance as an individual ahead of the team. It's one thing to play and get injured, and another thing to play in a final and be rusty or slow or on tram tracks or just not able to run out a match. Very real risks.