Striker doesn't require surgery after shoulder injury
There was good news for the U’s this morning with a scan revealing that striker Kemar Roofe will not require surgery for the shoulder injury he suffered at Bristol Rovers on Sunday.
Roofe scored a spectacular match winner for United in that game but then landed awkwardly in a challenge and required lengthy treatment. However scans have revealed that the damage is not as bad as first feared.
“It looks like good news” Head Coach Michael Appleton said. “There doesn’t seem to be any need for surgery and then it is just a case of seeing how it settles down, what we can do to help with the movement and any pain, and making sure that it is right before he plays again.
“At the moment he is highly doubtful for the game at Northampton but if it settles like we expect it to then it shouldn’t be too long. Then we just have to ensure that he can’t cause any more damage by playing with it- you don’t want to turn an injury that means you miss one game into one where you miss five or six.”
There was further good news with Johnny Mullins able to take part in training this morning and expected to be available for the game at Northampton on Saturday.
“He’ll train and we’ll take it from there” Michael said. “It will give me an interesting choice because Chey Dunkley did ever so well last week, but competition for places is vital.”
See Michael, Jake Wright and Callum O’Dowda talking about the game in Yellow Player HD soon.