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Rothwell Injury Update

Midfielder suffers setback, but no tear

20 February 2018

There was good news and bad news for the U’s from the treatment room this morning.

 Joe Rothwell limped off during Saturday’s game against Plymouth and had a scan yesterday. The bad news is that he will miss the next few weeks but the good news is that the injury wasn’t as bad as it first appeared.

Andrew Proctor told us:

“Joe had an MRI scan. It’s good news in a way because that revealed that there’s no tear as such just a relatively small irritation right at the top of the hamstring. It’s not related to his previous injury and it’s certainly not a dramatic tear, it’s just bad luck that he picks up a new injury after successfully coming back from the last one.

“So now we know precisely what we are dealing with and can start working with Joe to get him out on the pitch again. Obviously we have to be careful with it and we won’t be setting timescales on his return until everything settles down a little but he has a fantastic attitude, understands what needs to be done and hopefully he  won’t be out for too long.”


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