Midfielder Chris Clements could be sidelined for up to four months, first team physio Simon Murphy confirmed today.
The central midfielder strained a medial ligament (knee) during the first half in Saturday’s 2-1 win at York City.
Speaking to mansfieldtown.net this morning, Murphy said: “He had a scan yesterday to confirm that he severely strained his medial ligament and is starting his rehab today.
“He will see a specialist this week to get a proper time frame [as to how long he'll be sidelined], but we’re looking at a case of months rather than weeks.
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“We will know later this week whether he needs an operation. Hopefully he won’t, and if he doesn’t then he’ll be back quicker than four months – we’re using that as a bench mark.”
Manager Paul Cox added: “It’s a big loss for us and I feel gutted for the kid. He’s been playing well and has been getting better and better each game.”