Doncaster Rovers: Joe Wright suffers injury setback

Darren Moore says Joe Wright will only be made available for Doncaster Rovers once he is fully fit after suffering a minor setback in his recovery from a knee injury.

By Liam Hoden
Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 1:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th August 2019, 1:56 pm
Joe Wright
Joe Wright

The 24-year-old had returned to training following a knee injury which he picked up during the final friendly of pre-season last month against Hull City.

But Wright has suffered further issues during his recovery and is not yet ready to return to action.

Moore said: “Joe is okay but he had a minor setback last week in it.

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"It’s nothing too serious but we’re just allowing him a little bit more time to rest.

“It's just a matter of getting him in training, giving him a few days to see if there is any reaction and then stepping up his training if there is none.

“We’ll just keep monitoring him but we're hopeful it’ll all settle down through the training and his body will become more robust to it and he can get back in and get back out there.

“He is certainly champing at the bit to get back out.”

Moore is determined for Wright to stay back once he return to action.

The centre half missed much of last season to an ankle injury which reoccurred after he had made his initial recovery.

He said: “I think between us, the coaching staff, the physio department, the sports science team, we’re all working closely together to monitor him for when he comes back.

“I don't want Joe back for one or two games. If it takes one or two games to get him absolutely right, I'd rather have him back for the 40-odd remaining games in the season as opposed to rushing him back.

“We’re taking that into consideration in terms of the circumstances we are faced with and making sure we want all our players fit and well.

“That’s probably why we're taking more time with Joe coming back from this one."