Date: 20th July 2015 at 5:12pm
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Following scans and assessments the club have confirmed that striker Aiden O’Brien ruptured his ankle ligaments during the one all draw with AFC Wimbledon the other day.

The 21 year old was stretchered off the pitch after only 13 minutes of the game having been played and the club have confirmed he will miss all of our August based fixtures.

Speaking to the official site manager Neil Harris admitted it was obviously a blow for us and our plans for the season because of the part that O’Brien was set to play, but of course it could’ve been worse than the six weeks it’s likely to be before he returns to fitness.

‘At this stage of the season it is a blow to lose Aiden for at least six weeks. We saw at the end of last season that Aiden is a player who is beginning to realise his huge potential. Naturally it is very disappointing not just for me but also for the boy himself. We hope it is just a minor set-back for Aiden and he can come back fitter and stronger.’

O’Brien will now be in a protective boot for the short term and once swelling has decreased towards the end of this week he’ll be set to meet a consultant to put plans in place for his rehabilitation and return to fitness.

In other injury news, Paris Cowan-Hall has now returned to training today following his return from injury.

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