Deutz arrived 2 weeks ago recently out of shoes and with a diagnosis of DDFT damage to his LF. As you can see, his feet are growing at a good rate with the nail holes almost gone and an improving hairline.
He already had reasonably good frogs but they have broadened and I expect that his heels will also become more symmetrical over the next few weeks.
The asymmetry in his feet is clearer from this angle and should change significantly as he goes through his rehab.
This is his better foot and has an improving hairline, which is good to see.
I'd like to see his heel further back still but this is good progress for 2 weeks.
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