Fresh Jon Taylor injury blow for Doncaster Rovers to contend with

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It never rains, it pours.

Doncaster Rovers' injury situation has felt like whack-a-mole this season. Constant injuries, often leaving players on the sidelines long-term, has been the story of Rovers' season.

On Saturday, just minutes after a vital victory over Tranmere Rovers manager Grant McCann confirmed the news that Ben Close will miss the remainder of the season.

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He then told the Free Press how Jon Taylor is now also on the treatment table. The long-serving 31-year-old has played just five times all season and after suffering a bizarre injury in an incident away at Sutton United, it now looks as though he will need an operation.

"Tayls has picked up another injury, unfortunately," McCann said. "It's a different area of his knee. He will need an operation but what type of injury, we don't yet know.

"It was something really, really soft. It happened during the decision where we got the penalty at Sutton. When the ball dropped on the edge of the box, it (injury) came from the shot Jon had just after that. You can't make it up really.

"But Tayls has been through dark days for the last couple of years and he's so strong-minded. And I'm sure he'll be fitter and stronger for it."

Taylor is in his fifth season at the Eco-Power Stadium but has made just 22 appearances since the start of the 2021-22 campaign with injuries decimating his playing time.