Lee sidelined for six to eight weeks

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Chesterfield will have to do without injured keeper Tommy Lee for up to eight weeks
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Chesterfield will have to do without injured keeper Tommy Lee for up to eight weeks

Chesterfield goalkeeper Tommy Lee will be out for between six to eight weeks with the shoulder injury he suffered against Oldham in midweek.

Lee has damaged ligaments but the 26-year-old has been told by a specialist that he will not require surgery.

Lee landed awkwardly after coming to collect a cross during the closing stages of Chesterfield's 2-1 home victory over Oldham in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

Reacting to the news, caretaker manager Tommy Wright said: "Obviously it's a blow to lose Tommy but the positive news is that he doesn't need surgery; it could have been a lot worse.

"We've sent him to a top specialist, somebody who looks after the British Lions rugby team, so he's in good hands. He's a hard worker and the specialist is confident he can make a full recovery within six to eight weeks."

Lee suffered a groin injury in September last year that kept him sidelined for almost three months, during which time the Spireites lost eight of their 11 league matches.

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