Robins’ Long faces surgery

Western Daily Press - - Football -

CHEL­TENHAM Town full-back Sean Long is likely to need mi­nor surgery to solve an on­go­ing prob­lem with his an­kle, writes Jon Palmer.

The in­jury, picked up dur­ing the pre-sea­son at Cirences­ter Town in July, has re­stricted the sum­mer sign­ing from Lin­coln City to just 45 com­pet­i­tive min­utes this term.

The 23-year-old Ir­ish­man com­pleted the first half of last week’s 6-2 Check­a­trade Tro­phy group stage vic­tory over Arsenal Un­der-21s, set­ting up the Robins’ sec­ond goal for Will Boyle with a fine cross from the right.

He has since suf­fered an ad­verse re­ac­tion and now faces surgery.

Robins man­ager Michael Duff said: “Longy’s had a knock back. He’ll be see­ing a spe­cial­ist in the next cou­ple of days and it looks like he may need mi­nor surgery.

“He played for 45 min­utes and did well, but his body didn’t like it. We’re not sure of the ex­act time­line, but it’ll be a cou­ple of months at least so it’s dis­ap­point­ing, but we have to get him right.”

Ryan Broom played at right wing-back in last Satur­day’s 2-2 home draw with Mans­field Town, with Jor­don Forster on the right of the back three, while Craig Al­cock pro­vides an­other op­tion for Duff in Long’s po­si­tion.

Chel­tenham play Na­tional League Ebb­s­fleet away in the first round of the FA Cup to­mor­row.

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