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We Won't Risk Jonah

14 August 2015

Boss says that he wait for James Jones to be fully recovered from shoulder injury.

Steve Davis has reiterated that he will not take any risks with his injured midfield player James Jones. The Scotland Youth International is recovering from surgery on his shoulder after picking up the untimely injury in pre-season. Jones landed awkwardly on his shoulder at Alsager and dislocated it for a third time. The club elected to put the emerging midfielder through surgery rather than to take the risk of it occurring frequently throughout his career.


The 19-year-old, who made 26 appearances during his debut season to win the Breakthrough Player of the Year Award at the club awards.



Steve told the club’s official web-site: “The surgeon said it would be 9 weeks minimum and we will let the healing process take its course. He needs time and we won’t be taking any risk with him.



“Jonah will be doing everything he can to come back early because he is like that but we will look after him and make sure he is right. We took the decision for him to have the operation because we want to prevent it happening again in the future. There is an 80% chance it won’t after the surgery, so that is a good percentage.


“We will protect Jonah because we want him to be okay for the future and hopefully that will be another two or three years with us.”


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