Midfielder Samir Carruthers faces a second spell on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a knee injury today.
Samir, currently on loan from Sheffield United, picked up an injury 20 minutes into the first game of the season, away at Barnsley, but had been building up his fitness and featuring in the first team squad again until he was forced off during a friendly at Peterborough last week.
First team Coach Shaun Derry, who was handling press duties ahead of Tuesday night’s Checkatrade Trophy game away at Wycombe Wanderers confirmed the news to iFollow earlier today.
“It’s bad luck for Samir” he said. “It’s just one of those unfortunate things and he is having it checked out today with an operation that will determine the full extent of the damage, and hopefully correct it. It won’t be clear how long he is likely to be out until after that procedure is complete but it’s unlikely we will see him again for four or five weeks.
“We have had more than our fair share of injuries this season- Jon Obika has his operation today and Shandon Baptiste is back in the building today after his shoulder operation. But that’s what happens and it is how you adjust as a team. At the same time we wish all three a very speedy recovery.”