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Will faces injury lay-off after hip operation

Manager's update on our captain's injury

21 November 2019

Glyn Hodges today updated us on the extent of Will Nightingale’s injury after our captain had an operation yesterday.

Glyn said that the defender is facing a spell on the sidelines, but he expects Will to come back stronger from the hip injury that has kept him out since the 3-2 win versus Rochdale in October.

“We knew that Will had a hip problem and we thought it needed surgery, but when they operated on it on Thursday it was worse than what they suspected,” said Glyn. “It looks like he could be out for a sustained period. They are saying three to four months, but if he’s a quick healer and he gets the right work he can bounce back. It’s very disappointing news.

“Due to the situation with our injuries I had spoken to Will about him being available for selection at Blackpool, so he put the operation back a week. If we didn’t have the numbers at the back he would have played through the pain barrier. We ended up with Paul Kalambayi and Ryan Delaney back so we didn’t need him, but that was a credit to him that he was prepared to play.

“He’s devastated, but these things happen in football when you are going in for challenges. Will can come back bigger and stronger as he will have the best possible care thanks to Stuart Douglas and his medical team. I hope he is back sooner, rather than later, and I’m sure he will show the character to bounce back.”  

All at AFC Wimbledon wish Will well in his recuperation and we are looking forward to seeing him back in a Dons shirt as soon as possible.


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