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Injury update on Rod McDonald

29 August 2019

Defender Rod McDonald has been ruled out of match action for up to eight weeks after a scan confirmed damage to his knee.

The centre-back came off towards the end of our last match at Sunderland and club physio Stuart Douglas today provided an update from the training ground on Rod’s injury.

“Rod had a scan on Tuesday and he has damaged his posterior cruciate ligament,” said Stuart. “It’s not great, but it’s better than damaging your anterior cruciate ligament. With that injury you are out for up to nine months, but with this injury it can be just six to eight weeks.”

Experienced midfielder Anthony Wordsworth is making good progress from injury, but Saturday’s match at home to Wycombe will come too soon for his return.

In his Thursday update after training, Wally Downes said: “Woody has had an issue with his shoulder and that’s given him a few problems twisting and turning. His Achilles is good now, it’s better than it was towards the end of last season, and better than it was at the start of the season, but he’s having a few issues with his shoulder. He’s out straight-line running every day, but the little bits of twisting and turning are a problem for him.”

Asked about the possibility of Wimbledon being involved in any transfer activity before the close of the window on 2 September, Wally said: “Transfer windows are funny things,” he said. “You can be sitting there twiddling your thumbs doing nothing and then right on the day five minutes before the deadline there can be movement. We are ready if anything happens and we are ready to strengthen if we can.”

Take a look below at the full interview with our manager ahead of Saturday’s match versus Wycombe.

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