Wigan Athletic playmaker sidelined for weeks

Kieran Dowell will be missing for 'at least a few weeks' with an ankle injury suffered in Wigan Athletic training.

Kieran Dowell
Kieran Dowell

The on-loan Everton midfielder hasn't featured since being stretchered off against Sheffield Wednesday almost a month ago.

But having returned to training at the start of the week, Dowell has suffered a sickening setback - and will miss a chunk of the relegation run-in.

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"Kieran will be missing for at least a few weeks with an ankle injury," revealed boss Paul Cook.

"And it's an absolute hammer blow for us.

"He went over on his ankle at the beginning of the week in training.

"Obviously these are big blows, but this is football, and you just get on with it.

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"We've had it all season, and it's been painful at times.

"But it's no use moaning or sulking, you've just got to get on with it."