Oxford United goalkeeper Simon Eastwood will be out of action for at least the next couple of weeks after damaging his knee during Saturday’s FA Cup win at Walsall.
The injury came towards the end of the game when he landed awkwardly when collecting a cross and although he carried on until the end of the game he realised quickly something was wrong, as he told us this morning
“Their player just got under me when I went for the ball and I was off balance when I landed. At the time I thought it was just a knock but it felt sore the next day so we booked in a scan and there is some inflammation and now we’ll just have to wait and see how long it takes to settle down.”
Head Coach Karl Robinson told us:
“It’s a strange one really because the scan didn’t show too much damage but he is clearly in discomfort and so we won’t ask him to make the trip to Exeter on Wednesday and then it looks like we will need to do another scan in a week to ten days time once it settles down.
“We all know that Easty hates missing games but it’s a long season and we need him to be right. Meanwhile we have Jack Stevens who will have a chance to show that he is ready to take his opportunity and we will maybe look at a short term option to give us cover and competition in that position as well, once we get a clearer picture of how long Easty will be out for.”