Striker likely to be out until JanuaryOxford United striker Will Hoskins is likely to be out of action until January after tearing a tendon in his groin during the game at Southend on Saturday.
The 28-year-old forward twisted to send in a shot from the edge of the area in the second half at Roots Hall and yesterday had an MRI scan that showed an avulsion of his adductor tendon. He will see a consultant to assess the damage and whether he will require an operation, as seems likely.
Head coach Michael Appleton said:
“It’s obviously a big blow to us and to the player himself. Will had started to look sharp and was linking things together at the top of the pitch for us. He turned sharply and got his shot in but as soon as he hit the ground you could see it looked like a serious injury.
“He will visit a specialist this week and we will know more about the treatment and recovery time but right now we are looking at him being unavailable again until the turn of the year. Will is in good spirits and is very positive about the situation. He is a good pro and we know he will do all he can to get fit again as soon as possible.
“We have Danny Hytlon and Carlton Morris who can play up top and have already been talking to players who we believe will give us further options in attack. That work has never stopped and with the loan window opening again we will now be looking to make that hard work pay off.”