Crossley out for about ten weeks

Last updated : 07 January 2009 By The Chairman
Goalkeeper Mark Crossley is expected to be sidelined for between eight and ten weeks after undergoing back surgery to cure his aching discs. He told the official Latics website, "Everything went to plan and the surgeon was really happy with how things went. I have been walking around today with no pain. That morphine works wonders, in fact I might stay here longer! They want me to start walking up and down stairs tomorrow and I'll be home on Friday morning."

"I'm sure I will suffer from boredom, but then again there's laptops and I'm sure the missus will find me plenty to do around the house. Hopefully I'll be back in the club two weeks on Monday, though I won't be going to Hereford as I'm not allowed to travel for now. I should be back within ten weeks. But even if I don't play again I'm still a pretty good coach considering how Greg Fleming is doing!"