INJURY-HIT Middlesbrough skipper Matthew Bates can make progress towards regaining his fitness over the summer.
Bates visited a specialist in London to have his Achilles problem examined.
And Boro boss Tony Mowbray said: “Matthew has been to London to be assessed.
“The good news is that there is no major problem, though there are a few things he will have to work on. It’s all about managing it.”
Fellow defender Seb Hines is recovering from minor ankle surgery.
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