Chasetown FC striker goes back to Mansfield Town for treatment

Grant Ryan

Grant Ryan

Chasetown FC’s loan striker Grant Ryan has returned to Mansfield Town to receive treatment on his knee injury.

Scans have revealed he has a slight tear to his cruciate ligament and blood clots around the damage.

Scholars boss Charlie Blakemore was clearly disappointed to lose the young forward just after extending his loan period from the Stags. He said:

“Grant has made a great impact at the club both on and off the pitch. He is a great lad and the players and fans have really taken to him.

“We were all gutted for him when the injury happened but he is now on the road back to recovering and he is getting first class treatment at Mansfield and we will support him all we can also. We hope to see him back in action near Christmas.”

There is better news elsewhere on the injury front with star striker Dean Perrow now out of plaster and  wearing a knee brace as he prepares to begin six weeks of rehabilitation to his Achilles tendon injury, while Chris Slater and Danny Smith are both struggling with knee problems and are undergoing scans.

Smith has been given the all clear to continue playing, and the management have said that they will “use him sparingly” until his problems are fully diagnosed.

Brighter news is that Lee Parsons is to undergo further cartilage surgery on October 23 and should be back in action in around four weeks time.

Blakemore said:

“Lee has had terrible luck with injuries this past 18 months but he has stuck at it and worked hard mentally and physically to bounce back. He is only 22 and he will be as strong as ever in a few months. He is one of my longest serving players and I am really looking forward to getting him back in the squad.”