Injury update ahead of Doncaster Rovers' trip to Charlton Athletic

Jon Taylor and Dan Gardner will definitely miss this weekend’s trip to Charlton Athletic.
Jon Taylor. Photo: Howard Roe/AHPIX LTDJon Taylor. Photo: Howard Roe/AHPIX LTD
Jon Taylor. Photo: Howard Roe/AHPIX LTD

But there is more positive news on Tommy Rowe – who could be ready to face the Addicks.

Rowe was facing an indefinite period on the sidelines after suffering a back spasm against Cheltenham Town last weekend and then missing Tuesday night’s draw with Cambridge United.

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But Doncaster Rovers boss Richie Wellens told the media this morning: “It’s 50/50 with Tommy. He’s come in today and we’ll see how he is and if he can get through training and then we’ll make a decision.

“We got it scanned so we knew there was nothing in terms of ligament damage or anything bone-wise.

"It was just a muscle spasm so we knew it was going to be a short period of time rather than a number of weeks.”

Wellens added: “Taylor’s having an injection today and we’ll see how he responds but he won’t be in the squad.

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“He will only resume training when he feels he is comfortable and pain free.

"Gardner’s got a problem with his calf so he won’t be involved. We’re waiting on the results back from a scan.”

Ben Close is likely to return to action against Lincoln City on November 20 after suffering a small hamstring tear.

Fejiri Okenabirhie, Cameron John and Charlie Seaman remain sidelined.