Carl Baker has had a scan on his injured ankle to ascertain the extent of the injury.
It was initially feared he may have suffered a broken bone in the 3-0 defeat at Ipswich on Monday night, but City boss Andy Thorn has now ruled that out and is hoping that the injury is nothing more than a minor ligament injury.
A break, or serious ligament injury would mean a long recovery for the attacking midfielder and his absence will be a serious blow for Thorn.
Speaking to the CT, Thorn confirmed: “Bakes was in yesterday and the ankle was tender and sore but he’s one of those who wants to play. That’s the type of unit we have got; players who want to play when they have got knocks and injuries."
Thorn explained that the 28 year old Baker landed badly and turned his ankle very late on in the game and had to be taken off on a stretcher.
“He landed on his right ankle and went right over on it. It looked nasty at the time and is all swollen at the moment, but he’ll be scanned and we’ll take it from there."
“It’s ligament damage and we’ll see how bad that is but it isn’t a break which is positive. I spoke to him yesterday and he’s his usual chirpy self who wants to be fit for Saturday.
“It’s unlikely but he’ll be pushing and pushing because he wants to play because he’s got the bit between his teeth, but he’s a quick healer and we’ll keep our fingers crossed and see how he is.”
Trying to see positives,Thorn reflected, “A long term injury is the last thing we want because we have had a little spell where we have been able to get some of the other lads back."
"Gary Deegan. Richard Wood and Clive Platt are back on the training pitch now, so we are looking to some of those boys to come back now.”
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