SWINDON TOWN: Mason suffers injury relapse

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town's Ryan Mason Swindon Town's Ryan Mason

RYAN Mason faces another extended spell on the sidelines after suffering a relapse of an ankle injury less than 48 hours after returning to full fitness.

The on-loan Tottenham midfielder, who hasn’t played for Swindon Town since limping out of the 3-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town on January 25, pulled up in training on Friday complaining about his ankle and will not be available for at least the immediate future.

Mason, who has also endured a calf injury and a side strain this season, has made 22 appearances for the Robins this term but has been plagued by a string of bumps and knocks along the way. He only made his comeback to training on Thursday following his most recent lay-off.

Manager Mark Cooper told the Advertiser he does not expect to be able to select the 22-year-old for either the visit of Crawley Town tomorrow or the trip to Crewe Alexandra at the weekend.

“He’s had a relapse of his ankle injury. He trained for two days and then pulled out of training (on Friday). His ankle was sore,” Cooper said. “We will have to have a chat with the doctor and the physio and decide what we do.

“It’s a nightmare for him because he must be distraught, wondering what’s happening. At the moment he struggles to get through without picking up the tiniest of injuries. Somewhere along the line I’m sure he’ll get a run of games.”

Mason was one of eight key first-teamers who were absent from Town’s 2-0 defeat to Leyton Orient on Saturday. Lloyd James scored two penalties for the O’s to send the east London side top of League One.

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6:51am Mon 24 Feb 14

U REDS says...

Send him back. Can't afford this injury prone guy on our books.
Send him back. Can't afford this injury prone guy on our books. U REDS
  • Score: -6

7:35am Mon 24 Feb 14

Rednwhitewalrus699 says...

why havent we sent him back?, he's always injured and no good when he does play!
why havent we sent him back?, he's always injured and no good when he does play! Rednwhitewalrus699
  • Score: -11

8:02am Mon 24 Feb 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

Time to send darren anderton back to spurs, old sick note has some talent but he is made of glass......
Time to send darren anderton back to spurs, old sick note has some talent but he is made of glass...... Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: 5

8:05am Mon 24 Feb 14

old town robin says...

Rednwhitewalrus699 wrote:
why havent we sent him back?, he's always injured and no good when he does play!
I wouldn't think we pay his wages when he's out injured, but have to say with the amount of injuries he seems to get, it is not normal for an athlete to be out of action for so many different complaints.

When he has played he has shown why he is so highly rated, but at other times he seems completely anonymous. can't say he's been a great signing because we've seen too little of him. Wish him luck with getting over this latest set back snf hope we will see the real Ryan Mason when the weather and the pitches gets a bit better
[quote][p][bold]Rednwhitewalrus699[/bold] wrote: why havent we sent him back?, he's always injured and no good when he does play![/p][/quote]I wouldn't think we pay his wages when he's out injured, but have to say with the amount of injuries he seems to get, it is not normal for an athlete to be out of action for so many different complaints. When he has played he has shown why he is so highly rated, but at other times he seems completely anonymous. can't say he's been a great signing because we've seen too little of him. Wish him luck with getting over this latest set back snf hope we will see the real Ryan Mason when the weather and the pitches gets a bit better old town robin
  • Score: 8

9:24am Mon 24 Feb 14

fraser digby's washbag says...

I just wonder if this will work to our advantage in the long run. He came in the summer as the most highly rated of all he loan signings. We've seen glimpses, but I would suggest the games he's been a little anonymous have been when he's struggling for match fitness. Pritchard has been so good, he's way out of our league as a potential permanent signing, but I wonder whether we could pick up mason cheaply. A lot of the injuries stem from a quickly assembled squad that didn't have a proper pre-season. Mason would have been 1 of those to suffer from that.
I just wonder if this will work to our advantage in the long run. He came in the summer as the most highly rated of all he loan signings. We've seen glimpses, but I would suggest the games he's been a little anonymous have been when he's struggling for match fitness. Pritchard has been so good, he's way out of our league as a potential permanent signing, but I wonder whether we could pick up mason cheaply. A lot of the injuries stem from a quickly assembled squad that didn't have a proper pre-season. Mason would have been 1 of those to suffer from that. fraser digby's washbag
  • Score: 14

9:30am Mon 24 Feb 14

Robinonfire says...

Always been a sick note...get rid
Always been a sick note...get rid Robinonfire
  • Score: -11

11:26am Mon 24 Feb 14

tifosi says...

Hope he makes a good and speedy recovery. He must be very disappointed and worried for his future. Sympathy seems to be in short supply on here.
Hope he makes a good and speedy recovery. He must be very disappointed and worried for his future. Sympathy seems to be in short supply on here. tifosi
  • Score: 6

12:25pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Is that you Lovesey says...

fraser digby's washbag wrote:
I just wonder if this will work to our advantage in the long run. He came in the summer as the most highly rated of all he loan signings. We've seen glimpses, but I would suggest the games he's been a little anonymous have been when he's struggling for match fitness. Pritchard has been so good, he's way out of our league as a potential permanent signing, but I wonder whether we could pick up mason cheaply. A lot of the injuries stem from a quickly assembled squad that didn't have a proper pre-season. Mason would have been 1 of those to suffer from that.
Why would you want him cheap or not if he never plays.
[quote][p][bold]fraser digby's washbag[/bold] wrote: I just wonder if this will work to our advantage in the long run. He came in the summer as the most highly rated of all he loan signings. We've seen glimpses, but I would suggest the games he's been a little anonymous have been when he's struggling for match fitness. Pritchard has been so good, he's way out of our league as a potential permanent signing, but I wonder whether we could pick up mason cheaply. A lot of the injuries stem from a quickly assembled squad that didn't have a proper pre-season. Mason would have been 1 of those to suffer from that.[/p][/quote]Why would you want him cheap or not if he never plays. Is that you Lovesey
  • Score: -2

1:37pm Mon 24 Feb 14

JamieM78 says...

Very skilful, decent pace, cracking shot on him but like others have said has gone missing in too many games. Like a few of our midfielders needs to regain that urgency and attacking nature he had earlier in the season. One to keep though despite the injuries.
Very skilful, decent pace, cracking shot on him but like others have said has gone missing in too many games. Like a few of our midfielders needs to regain that urgency and attacking nature he had earlier in the season. One to keep though despite the injuries. JamieM78
  • Score: 6

2:23pm Mon 24 Feb 14

harley red says...

Waist of space send him back with the rest of the spurs sh?! Then see what we can get from Arsenal
Waist of space send him back with the rest of the spurs sh?! Then see what we can get from Arsenal harley red
  • Score: -8

2:48pm Mon 24 Feb 14

smirg kcab says...

Sign the skating vicar, he won't get injured
Sign the skating vicar, he won't get injured smirg kcab
  • Score: -2

6:13pm Mon 24 Feb 14

alchafreds says...

waste of space send him back
waste of space send him back alchafreds
  • Score: -4

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