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11 April 2013

Club will know more tomorrow

It has been confirmed that Danny Woodards damaged his Anterior Cruciate Ligament during Tuesday night's defeat to Bradford.

The defender will undergo an operation tomorrow, and will be out for up to nine months.

It is the second serious injury for Danny, who last year broke his ankle during the final match of the season.

This is fourth cruciate injury Rovers have sustained this season. Matt Harrold, Garry Kenneth and Seanan Clucas have also injured their ACL, while Cian Bolger damaged his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
Manager John Ward says the club are devastated for Danny. “It is the same sort of time of the season as his last injury, we think we are looking at 8 to 9 months which takes you through to Christmas.

“We are really disappointed and upset for him, and we will try and get him fit as quick as we can.

“It was a twist, and non contact, but it has caused quite a lot of damage. It is a major test of his character.

“Once you can say ok that has happened, but for it to happen again is too much to deal with at times.

“We have had five cruciate injuries in the last 12 months, and three in the period I have been here, which is quite incredible.

“They have all happened in matches, so it is not as if it is a training situation we have to sort out.

“Danny is a tough boy, and he will get all the help and support he can have from our club and myself, but mentally it is a real test for him.”

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