Centre-back Chris Doig is the latest York City defender to be ruled out for an extended period due to requiring ankle surgery.
|“Something in there isn’t right that needs an operation” – Gary Mills|
The 31-year-old Scot has been consigned to a role of spectator since his last game at Chesterfield on Boxing Day and now faces an operation which will keep him out of action for a ‘few weeks’.
“He’s got a problem in his ankle,” York manager Gary Mills confirmed to The Press. “There is a little bit of a tear between his Achilles and his ankle bone. Something in there isn’t right that needs an operation – not a serious operation but something that is going to keep him out for a few weeks.”
Mills also recently lost the services of right-back Lanre Oyebanjo for around six weeks after suffering a fractured skull during the latest draw at Gillingham.
Those losses have seen a trio of new defenders, Blackburn Rovers’ Jack O’Connell, Swansea City’s Curtis Obeng and Jameel Ible from Salford City, arriving to boost the squad at Bootham Crescent.