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8 December 2016

Diggers out until January and setback for Giles after return to training

Paul Digby is expected to be on the sidelines until the end of December after sustaining a damaged knee while Giles Coke has had a setback after returning to training.

Paul, who signed a one year deal at Town in the summer, was injured while playing for the U23s last month and is currently in a brace. 

Giles won’t be back until February after undergoing further surgery on his right knee.

“Diggers has a heavily bruised knee and it’s been in a brace for the last two weeks,” Town physio Matt Byard told the Club website.

“It probably going to be another three weeks or so before he will be back training. 

“Unfortunately for Giles, he has torn another part of his cartilage in his right knee and had surgery on Tuesday.

“He had returned to training and was making good progress but we now expect him to be out until the end of January.”

The midfielder sustained a knee injury at QPR last season and had surgery in March to repair cartilage, which has a much lengthier recovery period than if part of the cartilage is removed.

“Repairing cartilage is always the more preferred option if possible to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis occurring later,” added Matt. 

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