Published: 15:00, 11 August 2014 |
Updated: 15:45, 11 August 2014
Gills goalkeeper Stuart Nelson could be out for up to three months with hand ligament damage.
Nelson injured himself in Gills’ 4-2 defeat at MK Dons on Saturday.
An initial prognosis suggested he had broken his thumb but he is now heading for a scan to access the true damage to his hand. A break had been ruled out.
Boss Peter Taylor is preparing for the worst.
He said: “It could be a three month job - we’ll just have to see how serious it is.”
Glenn Morris will play in goal against Yeovil in the Capital One Cup with first year pro Tom Hadler on the bench.
Taylor is already looking at options on the loan market.
“I’ve got my eye on one or two at the minute,” he said.
“I’m just waiting to find out the length and if I find out he’s out for long I can go to the other club and say can we have a loan for that time.”
Striker Cody McDonald was also stretchered off in the defeat, having scored a goal and won a penalty.
That could be the last action he has for some time, in what is another major blow for the Gills boss.
McDonald has a swollen knee and a swollen ankle.
Taylor said: “It’s not looking great but probably not as serious as we thought on Saturday after the game. I can still see him being out for a little while.”
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