Speaking to the media ahead of the away clash at Barnsley this Saturday, manager Stuart McCall has confirmed on-loan left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson faces up to two months out of action.
The Manchester United loanee came off with a cartilage injury during last week’s 1-0 away victory at Fleetwood Town, and has been back to his parent club to be assessed this week.
McCall told iFollow Iron: “It’s disappointing news on CBJ. It looks like he could be out for six-to-eight weeks with cartilage damage. Manchester United have scanned him and will scope him on Monday, but he certainly won’t be back with us for what looks like a couple of months. It’s disappointing for him because he’d hit some good form, and it’s disappointing for us but that’s part and parcel of football unfortunately.”
The boss added: “Lee Novak, as we thought after the Fleetwood game, has broken a bone in his hand but not severely. It could have been a lot worse. Again, he’s broken a similar bone in his other hand and played. We’re confident, even though he’s in a slight bit of pain, that if he gets it padded up then he’ll be alright. I remember Jamie Vardy playing with similar for a little while. It won’t be too much of an issue thankfully, which is good news.”
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