Date: 15th September 2014 at 7:57pm
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Ahead of the game against Ipswich Town, winger Lee Martin picked up a knee injury in training.

Having had the injury assessed and scanned it’s been discovered that he has sustained ligament damage and will now be sidelined until following the next international break in October.

It’s an unfortunate blow for the 27 year old but he is joined in Bobby Bacic’s office by Lee Gregory who has also now been removed from training after picking up a ‘troublesome’ hip problem.

Speaking to the official site the physio explained.

‘Lee (Gregory) has a slightly troublesome hip at present which is irritable, so we are pulling him out of training to let this settle so it does not become a persistent concern. Lee (Martin) unfortunately has torn a knee ligament and is looking at a spell on the sidelines which will mean him missing out on this month and next month as well.’

Bacic says that obviously the club will update fans on his progress as appropriate.

With their being a far more necessary intensity to training and the testing data that we now use, Bacic adds that sometimes a down side of this progress – and there is a lot of progress in the fitness levels of the players – is that injuries and knocks are picked up because that increased competitiveness in training will improve our chances on the pitch in games.

He also jokes, I think, that the players aren’t deliberately trying to hurt each other and references Neil Harris who maintains that getting ‘battered’ weekly by Paul Robinson in training used to be the ‘best preparation’ for match days.

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