Daggers star needs operation
Peter Gain could be out for up to two months
Dagenham & Redbridge have been rocked by the news Peter Gain requires an operation on a knee injury.
The former Spurs midfielder suffered medial ligament damage after making a block tackle in the first half of Daggers’ 3-0 win over Barnet on Boxing Day.
Gain initially played through the pain, but limped off before half time and the early prognosis was a four to six week spell on the sidelines.
However, a scan last week also revealed cartilage damage meaning Gain will have to go under the knife for the second time this season and faces six to eight weeks recovery time.
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The 35-year-old missed Daggers first five games of the season recovering from minor surger on a hernia.
There was better news, however, on striker Josh Scott.
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Scott has also not featured since Boxing Day amid fears he suffered a reoccurence of a knee injury that required surgery earlier this season.
However, the former Hayes & Yeading forward was given the all clear to resume training this week, but manager John Still revealed he will not rush Scott back to action and risk further problems.
“We’re hoping he can push on again this week,” Still told the club’s website.
“But until he’s ready I don’t put too much on him, purely because we’ve had nothing but injuries since day one.”