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Injury Boost for Cuvelier as Surgery is Not Required

Injury Boost for Cuvelier as Surgery is Not Required

Walsall midfielder Florent Cuvelier is not expected to be out for an extended period after learning that he will not require surgery on his injured knee.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has been boosted by the news that midfielder Florent Cuvelier will not require surgery on the knee injury which he picked up during last weekend's disappointing defeat to Northampton Town.

Flo, who was on the wrong end of a poor Matt Crooks challenge midway through the first-half of the defeat to the Cobblers, underwent a scan earlier this week with the club fearing the worst. However, it has now been confirmed that the Belgian midfielder will not need to go under the knife.

25-year-old Cuvelier will miss this weekend's trip to Rochdale, and is also expected to be out of the clash with Bristol Rovers but is not likely to be a long-term absentee.

Manager Jon Whitney, speaking ahead of this weekend's clash with Rochdale, admitted that he had been fearing the worst as Flo left the defeat to Northampton on crutches, he said; "It’s much better than we thought. It’s good news. When we saw Flo on crutches after last week we were fearing the worst.

"He’s had an MRI scan and there is no significant damage. It is definitely not surgical. He has some bone bruising and fluid in the joint which has settled down now. It is nothing too long-term. I spoke to Flo and we are quite happy. We are happy it was not another sucker punch. It is simply the effects of the kick he got in the game."

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