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Jones Out For Crawley

31 March 2013

Jonah out for Crawly and booked for MRI scan on dislocated shoulder

Darren Jones will be missing from the Crawley Town game following shoulder dislocation in the 2-2 draw at Carlisle United.

Darren dislocated his shoulder 20 minutes into the first half of the game and needed to go to hospital shortly after that.  The shoulder has been put back in but now Darren is booked in for an MRI scan before we know the full extent of the injury, but a present it looks like that he maybe missing for 6 weeks or more before he is back in training.

The news is another blow to Graham Turner’s injury hit defence:”I think at the moment it might be anywhere between 6 weeks and 6 months, if he needs surgery he will be out for a few months.

“We are trying to get him an MRI scan as soon as possible so we can determine the extent of the injury.

“Darren was in a lot of pain, went off to hospital to have his should put back into place but there could be some ligament and other damage and if he requires surgery it will be fairly serious.

“He went for a high ball with the striker, his arm got pulled around and that was it, there’s no blame attached to anyone it was just a simple incident.”

It meant another appearance from the bench for Connor Goldson and the youngster didn’t disappoint.  He put in another assure performance at the back and the manager has now challenged him to maintain that form for the rest of the season:”Connor did very well and he’s got to maintain that form between now and the end of the season as we are now down to running out of alternatives.

“With Cameron Gayle, Rob Edwards, Darren Jones and Jermaine Grandison all injured our options are limited.

“I’m hoping that Jermaine will be fit for consideration for next Saturday’s trip to Yeovil but until then we are quite limited.

“If anything else happens Joe Jacobson has played as a central defender and Rod Purdie could go in at left-back, but we are running out of options and can’t afford any more injuries to defenders.”

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