Bolton Provide Update on Injured Duo Jones & White

  • October 09, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have received a double boost, with news that injuries to Gethin Jones and Tom White aren't as bad as first feared.

Jones was replaced shortly before half-time in last weekend's victory over Harrogate Town, with initial fears suggesting the defender may have suffered a fracture to his leg and ankle.

White, meanwhile, limped out of Tuesday's EFL Trophy defeat at Shrewsbury Town with a knee injury.

Wanderers Head Coach Ian Evatt had worried he may have been without the duo for the remainder of the season but after sending both players to see specialists, hopes to have them back in action by the end of November.

"It's actually more positive than what we first thought," Evatt told The Bolton News.

"The initial MRI scan on Gethin wasn't good. However, we've since had a CT scan and he's been to see a specialist with brighter news, more positive news.

"It looks more like solely ligament damage rather than bone, which is obviously good.

"So hopefully instead of it being six-to-nine months, which it could have been, it's more likely to be six weeks, which is still a big injury and a definite tough one to take, but we'd much rather that than the rest of the season.

"Similarly with Tom White, we initially thought it looked like quite a serious medial ligament injury.

"It's actually classed as a split tear so instead of going across, which is a lot worse, it's more down the middle of the ligament, which is easier to cope with.

"With him it's more likely to be four to six weeks."

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