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Double injury blow for Dons

23 December 2012

Karl Robinson has revealed Stephen Gleeson and Luke Chadwick face lengthy spells on the sidelines following injuries picked up last week.

The Dons boss confirmed Gleeson suffered a break in his left foot in training on Friday and subsequently did not travel to Doncaster yesterday for the match, which was eventually postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Gleeson will be assessed by a specialist tomorrow (Monday) with a view to surgery.

Until he has been assessed, it is not possible to put a timescale on Gleeson’s recovery.

Robinson also confirmed Chadwick has also suffered knee ligament damage in another innocuous incident in training ahead of the Doncaster match. The midfielder does not need surgery but is expected to be out for eight weeks.

Speaking to mkdons.com Robinson said: “Luke Chadwick went over on his knee in training and it looks like he is out for eight weeks, and Stephen Gleeson has a broken foot which, on average is about 10 weeks to three months out.  

“I feel so sorry for Luke Chadwick and Stephen Gleeson because they have been in the form of their lives so it’s obviously a big loss to us. It is my job now to try and find players to replace them for the next two months.” 

mkdons.com will have updates on Gleeson and Chadwick when they are available. 

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