Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has explained the circumstances relating to goalkeeper Artur Krysiak and defender Nathan Smith's injuries. Both are not expected to feature this weekend at Stevenage, having suffered knee injuries in the 0-0 draw at Crewe Alexandra last weekend. Both players were entirely off the teamsheet during midweek, and although neither have had timeframes put on their problems yet, all the hints are that these are issues that go beyond simple bruising.
Krysiak has today been to see a specialist, referred to as Mr Williams, and thus almost certainly Dr Andrew Williams - a London-based surgeon who the club have used in the past and specialises in diagnosing sporting injuries, and in particular knee problems. Way told BBC Somerset that the specialist was looking at the results of a scan they'd had earlier in the week:
"All I can say, is that Artur has got a meeting with Mr Williams about his knee. He's having a look, as we speak, about the scans so we'll have to wait. I think that Smithy is not looking good, and he will be out for some time, but again we've still got to make sure that we get the medical reasoning as to how long he is going to be."
Thankfully it appears that the club should welcome back winger Otis Khan, after his unexpected six match lay-off. Although that related mainly to a suspension for a red card last month, a wrist injury complicated the situation. Way said that Khan has been able to train fully throughout that period though, so would have no qualms in putting him back into the matchday squad:
"Well he's looked very sharp in training. He's been allowed to train, so he's not missed any training time. If I feel it's right to select him, he's another good addition. He's a fantastic player. I like his characteristics, I like his personality. I've got time for Otis. I feel very proud that he decided to stay at this football club. He's a very humble lad and I'm sure that he is going to get to the top."
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