Shrews suffer Robinson blow

Striker out for up to 12 weeks with a knee joint problem

Robinson: Out for up to 12 weeks

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Shrewsbury have suffered a blow with the news that striker Jake Robinson will be out for up to 12 weeks with a knee joint problem.

The striker is believed to have picked up the injury while playing for the reserves in a recent game against Sheffield United.

Scans have now revealed the full extent of the problem and Shrews boss Paul Simpson says the League Two outfit will just have to get on with it.

Simpson told the club's official website: "He is likely to be out for 12 weeks as he has an edema to the growth plate at the head of his tibia and will have possibly six weeks on crutches to have no weight bearing on it.

Put up

"These are things you have to put up with as a professional player and as a manager and as a coach.

"We seem to have been smacked over the head a little too much with the unlucky stick so far this season when it comes to injuries.

"But we've got to deal with it and hope that ones who get called up because of injuries do themselves justice."