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Tony's injury update

The boss admits Dominic Samuel will be out long-term with an anterior cruciate ligament injury

31 August 2018

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Tony Mowbray says there are a couple of players who could return for Sunday's trip to Bristol City, but Dominic Samuel is likely to miss out.

The boss has been without Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack in recent weeks, whilst Jacob Davenport is yet to make his competitive debut for the club following a hip flexor problem.

And whilst there could be good news on that front, Tony has been left frustrated by the news that Dominic Samuel's season could be over after the striker picked up an injust against old club Reading.

“Some might feature but some won’t. Time gives them a better chance," the boss said on his injured players ahead of the trip to the south-west.

"Some will be joining in the session and some are doing strengthening. As always, two days before a game I don’t want to say too much and give away my hand. 

“It’s not particularly good news for Dominic. He’s going to have a repair of his ACL. There is slight damage but the course of action from everybody is to treat it like you would a normal repair of an ACL.
 
“We’re all very disappointed. We’re disappointed for Dominic first and foremost and we’re all disappointed as a club that he will probably miss the rest of the season," he added to iFollow Rovers.
 
“You try and create the positives, especially with a young player like Dominic. I think he needs to look beyond the injury and see it as a point in his career where he looks back after recovering and comes back stronger, more focussed. I’m sure that’ll be the case for him. 
 
“He has all the attributes; he’s fast, he’s direct and can run past people. Injuries can focus the brain."

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