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Staff and players' thoughts with Robbie Simpson after operation

2 March 2017

Striker underwent operation on broken leg and fractured ankle on Tuesday

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale said his and the players’ thoughts are with injured striker Robbie Simpson following an operation on a broken leg and fractured ankle. 

Robbie, 31, suffered the injury in the opening minutes of City’s 2-2 draw with Blackpool on Saturday and had on operation on Tuesday afternoon in London.

At the time City were getting ready for their match away at Crawley Town, but Tis said the players were thinking of their teammate ahead of their match at the Stadium and they will be again this weekend ahead of their game at Hartlepool United.

“The players were certainly mindful of the fact he was in theatre at some point on Tuesday afternoon when we were preparing for the game with Crawley,” said Tis.  “We were really pleased to have been able to wish him well with a victory and we would like to do the same this weekend. 

“He will be a big miss for us, but he is still part of what we are thinking and hopefully we can have a successful year to which he can benefit when he rejoins in the summer.”

Speaking about the operation itself, Tis added: “I think it has gone well, but you never really now until you start moving again and that could be two or three months away. 

“It is a serious injury all round. He has got bone, ligament and cartilage damage so our thoughts are with him over the next couple of weeks. I don’t think he’ll be moving too far. He’ll be sat at home with his foot high up in the air but we are all are hoping it (the operation) has gone well.”

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