Blow for Doncaster Rovers as they receive fitness update on Arsenal loanee

Tyreece John-Jules will be out of action for the remainder of October at least, Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Moore has revealed.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 4:46 pm

The on-loan Arsenal striker suffered a thigh injury while on duty with England U20s last week and he has returned to his parent club for treatment.

“We’ve had a little look at Tyreece and we think he’s going to be a few weeks,” Moore said.

“That’s the prognosis right now and we’ll see how he develops over the next couple of weeks.

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Tyreece John-Jules. Picture: Howard Roe/AHPIX

“It’s definitely in the thigh. When he finished a session and finished kicking the ball, he just pulled up a little bit.”

The Rovers boss feels John-Jules will have access to closer medical attention at Arsenal’s London Colney training base so has put the initial stages of the striker’s recovery in their hands.

“From the England camp, we’ve sent him back to Arsenal because he can get more tests and more hands-on work,” he said. “It’s the wise thing to do really. He’ll get more of a prognosis there.

“We’ve sent him back there from England.

“Hopefully he can make a speedy recovery and we’ll get him back quick.

“All being well he’ll be back quickly. We’ll see how it goes.”

Moore confirmed Jon Taylor will be available for Tuesday night’s clash with League One pacesetters Ipswich Town after suffering from stomach cramps during Saturday’s win over Portsmouth.

Rayhaan Tulloch continues his recovery from a hamstring injury with parent club West Bromwich Albion but is now training on grass.

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