Benson boost for Robins

Cheltenham have received a boost with news striker Paul Benson could return to action before the end of the season.

Last Updated: 09/04/13 at 13:54

Paul Benson: Could be back soon

Paul Benson: Could be back soon

The on-loan Swindon forward was stretchered off midway through the first half of Saturday's defeat at Plymouth having suffered an ankle injury, but scans have confirmed a ligament sprain.

Benson will definitely miss the upcoming fixtures against Gillingham and Exeter, but is being pencilled in for a possible return for the final-day home clash against Bradford and any potential play-off involvement.

Cheltenham's senior sports therapist Ian Weston told the club's official website: "He has an outside chance for Bradford.

"It was as we expected. Paul has a grade one sprain of the deltoid ligament and one of the tendons round the back of the ankle bone.

"The indications are that he will be out for the next two games, but could make the Bradford game if all goes to plan and it settles down well."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Gerrard turned down Euro move

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits he turned down a "couple of nice opportunities" to move to a club in Europe in order to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Premier League fixtures on Sky Sports: Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City live on bumper 2015/16 opening weekend

Chelsea will begin their title defence exclusively live on Sky Sports, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City also on bumper opening bill.

Skrtel and Allen to sign new Liverpool deals

Martin Skrtel is reported to have agreed a new three-year Liverpool contract and could soon be followed in putting pen to paper by Joe Allen.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company