Will Nightingale’s knee injury is not as bad as first feared and he’s aiming to be back as soon as possible to help Wimbledon’s battle for League One survival.
The centre-back was forced off at half-time in the 1-0 win at Southend United on Saturday, but a scan revealed that there’s no real damage to his left knee.
“Dougy sent me a message and it’s good news really. I went for a scan because I came off injured at half-time and I feared the worst. I thought, ‘here we go again’, but it’s all good news. There is a little bit of bone bruising and I’ve maybe slightly tweaked the MCL, but I’m hoping to be back for this Saturday. I’m going to aim for that, but I’m not sure if I will be allowed to come back in so soon because we have to be careful with it. In a worst-case scenario, it will be next Saturday, but I’m going to do everything I can to fight and help the boys out so that we can finish the season strongly.
“I’m over the moon that the lads got the three points because there’s not one player who is bigger than this club. I was so happy to see that we got the three points again. We’ve all got to rally around now and finish this season strong to get us out of this, that’s the most important thing really.”