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MANAGER: He sees a consultant tomorrow

Keith Curle with an update on Nicky Adams

14 November 2017

Manager Keith Curle confirmed today that midfielder Nicky Adams, who left the field of play with just 30 minutes on the clock on Saturday afternoon following what appeared to be an innocuous bump with Bevis Mugabi, will meet up with a specialist in London on Wednesday afternoon.

Adams, 31, who has made 21 appearances so far this season, was replaced by Shaun Miller when it became clear that he was unable to carry on against Yeovil, and was sent for an MRI scan on Monday evening.

“Nicky’s had his scan, but we now have to wait for him to meet up with one of the club’s consultants in London tomorrow afternoon before we know the extent and detail of the injury,” Curle said.

“It obviously wouldn’t be right for us to speculate, because we just don’t know until he’s seen the medical specialists. People will have seen from Nicky’s social media that there has been an initial conversation, so we're all now waiting for tomorrow afternoon to see exactly where we’re at.”

“What I can say is that I’ve spoken with Nicky this weekend and he isn’t really thinking about himself, he’s more concerned that he’s letting his team mates down,” the manager confirmed.

"I’ve made it clear that isn’t the case, because this isn’t the fault of either Nicky or the other player, it’s just one of those things that can happen in a game that involves contact.

“The fact he feels that way is a measure of what he’s about as a player and as a member of our football club. He’s told me that whatever the result of the consultation, if there’s anything he can do to speed his recovery along he’ll be doing it. Obviously our fingers are crossed that the news is more positive than negative.

“He’s been fortunate through his career so far [Saturday was career appearance number 495] in that he hasn’t suffered from a serious injury so, if it turns out that this is a nasty one, it’ll be a different kind of challenge for him to face.

“One thing I know about him, because of the character he is and the way he goes about his business, is that he’ll do everything in his power to come back fitter and stronger. We have a knowledgeable and professional medical team who will help him with that, so the support mechanisms are in place if they’re needed.”

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