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Devastating blow for defender

1 September 2016

Devastated Scott Wootton says he will ‘come back stronger’ after receiving the news that he will be out of action for up to nine months.

The centre-back ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in a collision during Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy clash with Barnet.

“I’m devastated if I’m honest,” Wootton told “It’s incredibly frustrating, especially after I felt I had made a good start to life here at MK Dons – I was really enjoying it too.

“I know I’m in very good hands with the staff here and we’ll do everything we can together to ensure I come back stronger and a better player.”

Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton said: “Unfortunately, we knew from the moment of the collision that Scott had suffered a significant injury, which was confirmed yesterday after a scan.

“Scott is seeing a top London-based surgeon next week. It’s difficult to put an exact timeframe on it but this type of injury usually requires a rehabilitation period of around nine months.

“Scott is a professional and very strong-minded character and, between us, we’ll ensure Scott comes back in the best possible condition.”

Boss Karl Robinson added: “This news has rocked us all – we are gutted. Despite only being with us for a short time, Scott has made a big impression both on and off the pitch.

“He’s a leader and well liked by everyone so this is a difficult one to take, but knowing Scott like I do, he’ll come back even bigger and better than before.” 

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