Stags’ boss Adam Murray has this morning given an update on the injury sustained by Mal Benning in the 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers at One Call Stadium.
Speaking at this morning's news conference, Murray revealed that after consulting a specialist, the full-back received the news that the injury isn’t as bad as first feared and his time on the sidelines will be considerably shorter than originally thought.
“It’s not as bad as we expected. We obviously expected the worst when we got the scan results and the original diagnosis, we thought it was going to be the whole season, if we’re being totally honest.
“We think we’ll have him back January-time, he hasn’t got to have an operation. He’s got to be in a brace for 12 weeks, obviously Mal’s young and he’s very, very fit."
Benning, who was an ever-present prior to sustaining the knee injury, will be vying for a return to action in the new year and Murray says it is good news for everyone involved.
“It’s great news for the club, great news for Mal and it’s great news for me.”
You will be able to watch Murray’s news conference, in full, later on Stags Player.