Bald­win awaits scan on in­jury

Gloucestershire Echo - - SPORTING INDEX -

ADEN Bald­win is set to un­dergo a scan on his knee to as­sess the full ex­tent of his in­jury.

Chel­tenham’s on-loan Bris­tol City de­fender went off on a stretcher dur­ing the 3-0 de­feat to MK Dons on Satur­day.

An X-ray re­vealed no frac­ture but he will now be given an MRI scan to de­ter­mine whether there is any lig­a­ment dam­age.

“We are wait­ing for the in­jury to set­tle down and Aden will then have a scan,” said Chel­tenham Town’s se­nior sports ther­a­pist Gavin Crowe.

“We have been in touch with his par­ent club Bris­tol City to co-ordinate our man­age­ment of the in­jury and we will know a lot more once we have the scan re­sults.

“At the mo­ment it is dif­fi­cult to de­ter­mine how long he will be out for un­til we have those re­sults.”

Right back Sean Long has handed Chel­tenham a fit­ness boost as he is back in train­ing. The for­mer Read­ing de­fender, who joined the club from Lin­coln City in the sum­mer, is yet to make his League Two de­but for the Robins af­ter suf­fer­ing an an­kle in­jury in a pre-sea­son game against Cirences­ter Town.

“We are happy for Sean to step up his train­ing and it’s now about build­ing him up to­wards match fit­ness,” said Gavin Crowe.

“He will be work­ing over the next cou­ple of weeks to get him ready for a re­turn.”

For­mer Yeovil Town and Sh­effield United de­fender Craig Al­cock has shaken off the in­jury that kept him out of the last two matches and played the full 90 min­utes in Tues­day’s County Cup win over Man­gots­field, mean­ing the Robins are the clos­est they have been all sea­son to hav­ing a fully fit squad.

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