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Nelson Blow For United

Defender ruled out with Achilles injury

13 November 2017

Oxford United captain Curtis Nelson is set to miss the rest of the season.

The defender was stretchered off just before half time after challenging for a header against Northampton Town. This morning he went for an initial scan which shows a rupture of his Achilles Tendon. He will now have a second scan before surgery later in the week.

Manager Pep Clotet said

“It is a blow for us but also obviously a huge blow for Curtis who was playing so well and has been a fantastic captain for us this year. It was clear straight away that he was struggling and the scan shows a full rupture, which at least means it is very clear what we are dealing with and the timescales involved.

“We have a fantastic medical team here and Curtis is a great professional so I am sure he will do all that is required and come back stronger than ever.”

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