Power Out Until Xmas – Imps Injury Updates
The Imps have released an update of the walking wounded ahead of the AFC Telford match. Alan Power has been diagnosed with an ankle ligament injury that will keep him out for between 3 and four months and Boyce could be out for a while with a knee injury. Paul Robson has a bruised bone in his foot, that will keep him out tomorrow too.
Power underwent a scan yesterday with the prognosis suggesting that a partial rupture of the lateral ligament in his right ankle will keep him for some time. The likelihood is that he will not be back in full training until well into December.
Injury updates elsewhere suggest winger Adam Smith (hamstring), defender Tom Miller (groin) and Conal Platt (broken leg) are not going to be back any time soon. Platt has been in at Lilleshall as he steps up his comeback bid.
There is no firm date on a return from Andrew Boyce, who has suffered a hyperextension of his left knee. Rob Duffy is not even close, following complications to his ankle ligament injury. Severe bruising and bleeding into the joint capsule space means he will be out far longer than first thought with no return date forthcoming.
First year pro Frazer Cobb has been out since the start of the season with Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome. Also known as runners knee it requires long-term rehabilitation and frequent Iliotibial band stretches should be maintained even after symptoms cease.