Gray set for lengthy absence

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Rochdale manager John Coleman will be without Reece Gray for a lengthy period through injury
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Rochdale manager John Coleman will be without Reece Gray for a lengthy period through injury

Rochdale have confirmed Reece Gray dislocated his ankle and fractured his leg during the recent friendly against Liverpool.

Gray went down in the 55th minute of the behind-closed-doors run-out, with his injury forcing the game to be called off.

Dale physio Andy Thorpe revealed the club are not sure how long the 19-year-old will be sidelined.

He told Rochdale's official website: "Reece fell awkwardly, resulting in him dislocating his ankle and fracturing his tibula. He has also suffered soft tissue damage.

"He was taken straight to hospital where he had an x-ray and had his leg put in plaster.

"He'll require surgery due to the nature of the fracture and we expect this to take place later in the week."

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