Tuffley Rovers defender faces lengthy spell on sidelines after suffering ankle injury

Tuffley Rovers defender Miles Ferguson has suffered a major setback in his come back from injury, after suffering a suspected broken ankle this week.

Ferguson, who was on loan at Glevum Park from Southern League side Slimbridge, had spoken to Severn Sport in recent weeks about his come back from a string of minor injuries that saw his game time limited this season, with this latest injury coming at completely the wrong time.

The former Gloucester City defender was playing in a friendly for Hartpury College when the injury was sustained, but he remains determined to come back tougher and stronger from the incident.

“I’m going to be out again for a while. I think something has ruptured but my leg is too swollen for them to tell,” Ferguson told us.

“I came back strong last time so I’m going to come back even stronger this time! I try to see it as minor setbacks mean major come backs so I will be using the time to rest and recover and hopefully I’ll be tougher for the experience.

My goal is still to come back and play at as high a level as possible and that won’t change,” Ferguson added.

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The timing is at it’s worse after Ferguson started to build a strong foundation in the Tuffley back line and was playing a major role at centre back with Captain Macaulay Herbert, keeping two clean sheets in a row for Rovers.

Tuffley will be looking to react following last weekend’s defeat to Fairford Town when they host Royal Wootton Bassett Town this weekend, weather permitting.

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