touch wood but Sheffield United are in the enviable position of making physiotherapist Paul Teather the forgotten man at Bramall Lane as the club’s injury list shows an almost clean bill of health.
Only veteran defender Chris Morgan is currently unable to train with the first team squad.
But as he can be considered a member of the coaching staff as well as a player it means that Blades boss Danny Wilson has a full complement at his disposal.
It is rare that a squad as large as United’s - 27 players are listed on the club’s official website as ‘first team’ - won’t have anyone nursing an injury that prevents them from training or playing.
Bumps and bruises will be plentiful as this stage of the season but it is testament to the work of Teather and his team that the likes of Johnny Ertl and Andy Taylor are now over their serious injuries and resumed full training.
And while United benefited from loan players such as Billy Clarke and Matt Phillips earlier in the season it is worth noting that the 16 in the matchday line up at Bury last Saturday all belong to the Blades.