Legwinski could be out for the season
BLUES midfielder Sylvain Legwinski could miss the rest of the season after a scan revealed he has severe bone bruising on a foot.The Frenchman limped off with the injury midway through the first half of Town's win over Luton on Saturday when his replacement Matt Richards netted the clinching goal.
By Derek Davis
BLUES midfielder Sylvain Legwinski could miss the rest of the season after a scan revealed he has severe bone bruising on a foot.
The Frenchman limped off with the injury midway through the first half of Town's win over Luton on Saturday when his replacement Matt Richards netted the clinching goal.
It was expected that the international break would be enough time for Legwinski to regain fitness but he has now been ruled out for the next month.
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Manager Jim Magilton is hoping he can return before the Cardiff game in May.
Magilton said: “We thought it was just bruising on the foot but the scans have revealed quite extensive bone bruising.
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“Our medical team are now in conversation with a specialist and we will be sending the scans on to get their view and then take it from there.
“We will know more next week but it looks as though Sylvain will be out for a few weeks at least.”
Legwinski has been a mainstay for the Blues since signing from Fulham at the end of August. The 33-year-old has missed just two games and has weighed in with five goals.
Skipper Jason De Vos is nursing a sore foot while fellow defender Richard Naylor is still suffering from a bruised toe, which has meant Town considering recalling Ian Miller from Darlington.
Chris Casement joined Willie Donachie's Millwall on a month's loan an hour before the deadline closed at 5pm last night.
Academy star Ed Upson has been placed on stand-by for the England Under-18s game against Holland at Yeovil next week.