Doncaster Rovers manager gives scary injury updates ahead of Sutton United clash…

I’ve never witnessed anything quite like this,” remarked Doncaster Rovers manager Grant McCann regarding the club’s astonishingly high number of injured players ahead of their League Two game against Sutton United.

McCann’s list of sidelined players has now reached double figures, with Louie Marsh and Bobby Faulkner being the latest additions to the already crowded treatment room.

Louie Marsh, a Sheffield United loanee, suffered a broken arm during Tuesday’s EFL Trophy match against Mansfield, necessitating his hospitalization and a potential operation. Bobby Faulkner, a defender, also sustained an ankle injury in the same game, and the club is awaiting the results of his scan.

These injuries contribute to an extensive injury list, although there is a glimmer of hope as Harrison Biggins has returned to training.

Regarding Marsh and Faulkner, McCann explained, “Marsh is awaiting a specialist’s opinion to determine whether surgery is necessary or if the injury will heal on its own. I don’t have any further details at this point.

Bobby Faulkner is awaiting a scan, which he will undergo today (Thursday), and we’ll determine the extent of his injury.”

There are no fixed timelines for their recovery as they are dealing with a broken arm and potential ankle ligament damage. The speed of their recuperation and return to full training remains uncertain.

Commenting on the club’s challenging situation, mainly attributed to impact and trauma injuries, McCann expressed, “It’s far from ideal. Many of these factors are beyond our control.

I’ve never encountered anything quite like this, but we are concentrating on the players who are fit and available for matches, working with them until the injured players return.

Harrison Biggins returned to training today, which is a positive sign. However, we don’t have any additional options for this weekend. Our hope is that over the next two, three, or four weeks, we can start welcoming some of the injured players back.”

McCann also highlighted the impact of the numerous injuries on training, stating, “It’s challenging when you have this many injuries because we rely on the under-18 players to join our training sessions and make up the numbers, as we did today. Nevertheless, we must be cautious about overloading the group and the impact this may have.”

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