Jon Taylor to miss rest of season plus latest Doncaster Rovers injury news

Jon Taylor will miss the rest of the season for Doncaster Rovers, it has been confirmed.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 1:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 2:17 pm

Taylor suffered an ankle injury in the win over Portsmouth earlier this month and will now miss the remainder of the campaign due to damage to his ligaments.

“Jon will be out for the rest of the season,” boss Andy Butler said.

“It’s a ligament issue on the inside of his ankle after taking the heavy whack.

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“It’s a big disappointment and we wish him all the best for his recovery and we’ll do whatever we can to help him.

“I’ve spoken to him a lot and I’ve asked him to be around the group a lot. He’s a motivator and you have to have people around like that. He’s an important part of the club so we want to do what’s right by him to give him the best possible chance for the following season.

“He’ll be back ready for pre-season. It’s just a case of it being a three or four month recovery.”

John Bostock and Omar Bogle are unlikely to be involved in Saturday’s clash with Northampton Town.

But Fejiri Okenabirhie and Reece James are on course to be available for selection.

Bostock suffered a groin injury in Tuesday’s defeat to Crewe Alexandra – a game Bogle missed due to a hamstring complaint.

“John is doubtful,” Butler said. “And Omar is doubtful too.

“We’re waiting for John’s results from his scan. He went for a scan yesterday but the results haven’t come back due to a staffing issue.

“We should hear back later from the consultant in Nottingham.

“Omar is responding well to treatment. Maybe this weekend might come to soon but for the following games he might be available.”

James was withdrawn during the Crewe game due to a calf injury which Okenabirhie has missed the last two due to a foot problem.

Should they continue with their progress, Butler expects they will be ready to feature against the Cobblers.

“Reece is more positive,” Butler said. “He took a heavy whack on the leg but he should be involved.

“He’s responded well to treatment and if he is fit he will be involved.

“Fej is looking strong in training. “Hopefully he will come through unscathed from tomorrow’s session to put himself in position to start.”

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