Possible cruciate ligament injury will keep Aaron out of action
Aaron Wildig is hoping that the knee injury he picked up in the 1-0 win over Notts County isn’t as bad the early prognosis.
Aaron was caught above the knee during the first half and it looks like he has picked up a posterior cruciate ligament which will keep him out of action for a number of months.
He is currently resting up while the swelling goes down which will then allow a scan of the knee and a more accurate plan of action and timescale for his return to action.
The news comes as a blow for Town manager Graham Turner as he prepares for the visit of Oldham:”Aaron isn’t in today because the swelling is such that he is having to go around on crutches.
“We need that swelling to go down before he can have a scan; we will book this as soon as we can.
“The physio thinks that it is the posterior cruciate ligaments which usually means that a player will be missing for several months.
“We are hoping that is not the case, we are hoping that it isn’t as bad as was first thought and the scan will reveal that.”
Notts County’s Andre Bouchard caught Aaron and only picked a yellow card for the challenge. After the game GT thought a red was more worthy of the challenge and after reviewing the incident he still believe Bouchard was lucky to stay on the pitch:”The lad was very lucky not to get a red card, we don’t want to see players get sent off but for a challenge like that where it’s put our player out of action for months I’ve no shadow of a doubt it deserved a red card.
“The referee was in a good position and decided it wasn’t so Aaron comes out of it as the only sufferer.”
The news is also a big blow for Aaron Wildig who has shown some excellent form so far this season, but it also an opportunity for another midfielder to come in and take their chance:”Aaron has been doing well and he picks up a lot of loose ball in midfield, he generally uses it well and also gets in some good goalscoring positions.
“It is a blow to lose someone who is playing so well but it gives an opportunity for some else.
“Nicky Wroe is the probable to play in there but we’ve also got Dave McAllister as well as Ryan Woods.”