Bishop out for three months while Nsiala & Lankester to miss start of season

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Teddy Bishop is expected to be out for around three months after sustaining medial ligament damage in the Interwetten Cup. 

The 23-year-old midfielder suffered the injury to his right knee in the game against Meppen on Sunday and had a scan at the start of the week, with Blues initially fearing it could be a cruciate ligament problem that would have seen him out for a year. 

“Bish is wearing a brace at the moment and with the injury he has, we are looking at three months or so recovery time,” Town head physio, Matt Byard, told the Club website.

Toto Nsiala and Jack Lankester will also miss the start of the campaign, meaning with Luke Chambers suspended Town have youngsters Corrie Ndaba and Luke Woolfenden the only centre-backs currently available for Burton.

“Toto tore his hamstring in the game against Fortuna on Sunday and he will certainly miss the first few weeks of the season.

“Jack had a stress fracture of the back over the second half of last season. He has been progressing well and played in the games in Germany but he’s had a bit of a reaction.

“It’s quite common with the type of injury Jack has had to get setbacks along the way. It’s a case of letting things settle down for now but he’s another that won’t be ready for the start of the season.”

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