Dale midfielder Luke Watson faces a spell on the side lines after sustaining a knee injury.
The 18-year-old first year pro is set to be out for a minimum of eight weeks after straining his medial ligament.
Physio Andy Thorpe explains more: “He sustained the injury in unfortunate circumstances after colliding with goalkeeping coach Bernie Hirmer during shooting practice at training. It was just an accident but unfortunately he has strained his medial ligament. He’ll be in a brace now for a several weeks as the ligament heals.”
Meanwhile, Reece Gray who is also on Dale’s injured list, received some positive news following a meeting with his surgeon on Wednesday.
“Myself and Joe Hinnigan went to Liverpool with Reece yesterday to see the surgeon,” said Thorpe. “He had his cast removed so the surgeon could have a look at his ankle and everything was fine. The operation has gone well and there has been no infection. Reece has had another plaster put on and he’ll go back next week to have the stitches removed. It is likely that he’ll then be given a removable cast so he can take it on and off and get his ankle moving which is important. He won’t be weight bearing however and he’ll still be on crutches.”
Reece dislocated his ankle and fractured his fibula during a closed doors game earlier this month.