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Pre-Wigan Athletic Injury Update

3 September 2015

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After a busy August, there are a couple of knocks and injuries affecting the Spireites squad ahead of the first match of September at home to Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

First the good news, with head of sports science and medicine Rodger Wylde stating that on-loan forward Lee Novak is ready for selection again after missing Saturday's Millwall win due to the the after effects of a blow to the head in the last home match with Rochdale.

Wylde said: "Lee's trained today and is fine, there's no reason for him not to be in consideration for Saturday. The bang he received had lingering results and we made a late decision not to play him last weekend."

However, defender Drew Talbot will miss this weekend's match with the same ankle injury that saw him miss the match at the New Den.

"Drew Talbot had a grade two injury to his ankle and he's had a lot of swelling in the area which is indicative of that sort of injury," explained Wylde. "Tests have shown encouraging results because there was no laxity, which shows it's a lesser grade two. However, there was lots of bruising, swelling and pain, which meant we were looking at three weeks recovery. 

"But then he's come in this morning and he's got some sort of a bite on the same ankle, meaning it's all red and inflamed so he's been sent to the doctor to assess the ankle further."

Away from the first team, youth team attacker Curtis Morrison has had his foot injury operated on this week.

"Young Curtis has had an operation," said Wylde." He had a screw put in his fifth metatarsal so he's likely to be about five weeks away from playing again."

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