INJURY UPDATE | Jason Pearce undergoes surgery on groin injury

George Jones reports

The club can confirm that Jason Pearce is likely to spend around three months on the sidelines with the groin injury that he picked up at Bradford City on Saturday afternoon.

The centre-back felt a ‘pop’ when challenging for a header in the opening minutes at Valley Parade and a scan revealed that his adductor tendon had torn away from the bone.

He underwent successful surgery on Tuesday evening and will now enter his rehabilitation period, which will last around 12 weeks.

Pearce said: “I’m so gutted. I felt a pop in my groin when I jumped for my first header at the weekend and I knew straight away that I was going to have to come off.

“When I went for my scan on Monday, I was hoping that it wouldn’t be too bad but unfortunately the results showed that I’ve torn my groin from the bone, which means that I’m going to be out for a while.  

“As a back five, we were feeling as strong as we have done all season but, in football, these things can happen. I’ll be staying as positive as I can through my rehabilitation to try and get back out on the pitch as quickly as possible and, in the meantime, I’ll be giving the lads all the support I can.”

Lee Novak is set to have a scan on the knee injury that he suffered at Milton Keynes Dons on Tuesday night, while Ricky Holmes, Chris Solly and Ahmed Kashi are continuing their rehabilitation programmes.

More positively, Declan Rudd is now back in full training and Harry Lennon has also returned following a groin injury.

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