Winger faces spell out after X-ray results
is likely to be out of action for up to eight weeks after he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his ankle.Chris ArthurWe can confirm that
yesterday after suffering an injury against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.Stuart DouglasThe winger, who has made an impressive start to his Wimbledon career so far during 10 League 2 substitute appearances, was sent for an X-ray by club physio
praised Stuart Douglas for his handling of the situation.Neal ArdleyIt had initially been thought earlier this week that Chris (pictured above) would be out for only a fortnight and
“Chris did very well when he came on against Accrington Stanley and we were maybe looking at him perhaps starting games soon,” said Neal. “But he got tackled late on in the game and twisted his ankle both ways. Chris was limping for a while and the ankle swelled up a lot after the game. Stuart cleverly sent him away on crutches and told him to keep off it. Although the swelling went down, it was still tender in certain areas and Stuart thought it was not right.
“He therefore sent Chris for an X-ray yesterday and that showed a hairline fracture of the ankle. We initially thought it would be two or three weeks due to ligament damage, but it now looks like being six-eight weeks. Fair play to Stuart because he knew something was not quite right and he has made a good call. It was good communication from Stuart. We work hard to prevent soft tissue injuries, but this is an impact injury and we have to take it on the chin.”
All at AFC Wimbledon wish Chris a speedy recovery during his recuperation.
Full team news ahead of Saturday’s trip to Morecambe and Neal Ardley’s thoughts will appear on Dons Player later and on the official website tomorrow.