SWINDON TOWN: Robins and Rodgers still waiting on results of scan

This Is Wiltshire: Anton Rodgers underwent a scan on his injured knee yesterday Anton Rodgers underwent a scan on his injured knee yesterday

SWINDON Town were last night waiting on the results of a scan to determine the extent of the damage sustained by Anton Rodgers’s knee in the warm-up on Saturday.

Rodgers, Town’s only permanent summer signing, was taken off the teamsheet for the visit of Scunthorpe United after suffering a relapse of an old knock in the minutes before kick-off at the County Ground.

He underwent a scan on Monday but, as the Advertiser went to print last night, club officials said that the results had yet to be examined. The former Brighton man is therefore a major doubt for the trip to Luton Town in the Capital One Cup this evening.

Meanwhile, Raphael Branco is expected to start alongside Nathan Thompson and Jordan Turnbull at the heart of the Robins’ defence, with on-loan centre-back Josh Lelan unable to feature for Swindon at Kenilworth Road.

Lelan has not been given permission to play by parent club Derby County and Mark Cooper revealed that he left Branco on the bench on Saturday after being made aware of that eventuality.

He said: “I didn’t play Raffa (on Saturday) for that reason - because I knew Josh couldn’t play and didn’t really want Raffa to get injured. So I rested Raffa with one eye on Tuesday. We are what we are and we get on with it.”

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7:29am Tue 12 Aug 14

port de soller says...

Bad news for player and again we may have yet another sicknote (so early into season) surely his medical condition must have stated dhis previous injuries?????
Still hope the lad is ok and is not serious
Bad news for player and again we may have yet another sicknote (so early into season) surely his medical condition must have stated dhis previous injuries????? Still hope the lad is ok and is not serious port de soller
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8:24am Tue 12 Aug 14

umpcah says...

port de soller wrote:
Bad news for player and again we may have yet another sicknote (so early into season) surely his medical condition must have stated dhis previous injuries?????
Still hope the lad is ok and is not serious
I agree. A relapse of an old knock during a WARM UP doesn`t seem to augur very well to me.
[quote][p][bold]port de soller[/bold] wrote: Bad news for player and again we may have yet another sicknote (so early into season) surely his medical condition must have stated dhis previous injuries????? Still hope the lad is ok and is not serious[/p][/quote]I agree. A relapse of an old knock during a WARM UP doesn`t seem to augur very well to me. umpcah
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8:27am Tue 12 Aug 14

Psychedelic Syd says...

A good insight into Cooper: "We are what we are and we get on with it." Good attitude and he needs that kind of spirit because he has not had an easy ride here and yet has exceeded expectations. Good man.
A good insight into Cooper: "We are what we are and we get on with it." Good attitude and he needs that kind of spirit because he has not had an easy ride here and yet has exceeded expectations. Good man. Psychedelic Syd
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