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Hause hands Blues fitness boost

21 November 2013

Wanderers have been boosted by the news that Kortney Hause’s ankle injury is not as serious as first feared.

The highly-rated centre-back picked up the problem against Swindon Town and the initial signs were that he had suffered a fracture.

However, the 18-year-old is already off his crutches and now looks set to feature again before Christmas.

“It’s not as bad as we first expected,” boss Gareth Ainsworth told Chairboys Player.

“A few people would have seen him on crutches and a plastic cast on his leg last Saturday and feared the worst.

“It was precautionary and we have to be like that with such a young starlet like Kortney. We don’t want to take any risks with him and he turned his ankle quite badly against Swindon.

“The measure of the boy is that carried on for me. It was quite a serious twist he had and we were worried about ligament damage and fractures were talked about, but we’ve had it assessed again and again and Theo has done a great job getting to the bottom of it.

“He’s off the crutches, he’s out of the boot and I think rather than it being the other side of Christmas when he plays again, it will be this side, and quite a way this side.”

Nick Arnold (groin) and Jo Kuffour (thigh strain) are highly unlikely to feature at Chesterfield on Saturday, but Jon-Paul Pittman has a slight chance as he steps up his recovery from a rolled ankle.

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