It is very unfortunate that he picked up a nasty knee injury against Norwich City (torn anterior cruciate ligament) and it is going to be a long job for him. We feel for him, but hopefully he will come back stronger from it.
Lee had surgery last week and everyone is very confident that the problem he had has been found. He required the surgery to really give him back the mobility in his ankle that has caused him difficulties since the start of the season. We hope now he will have a speedy recovery and it won't be too long before he is back in the fold.
Simon has made progress, he's had hernia repairs and has suffered one or two problems resulting from that. He is on the mend again, it has settle down well over the last couple of weeks and he shouldn't be too much longer on the sidelines either.
Charlie was missing against Chelsea due to illness. He was suffering from a virus, but nothing long-term and he will be back tonight.
Clive Allen provides an injury update on those currently absent from his Reserve Team group.