Downes undergoes further surgery

09 February 2011 04:30
Chesterfield defender Aaron Downes will not play this season after undergoing further knee surgery. The Australian centre-back has been sidelined for past 12 months with cruciate ligament damage. Downes' last first-team appearance for the League Two club was exactly a year ago when he sustained the injury during a 2-1 victory at Port Vale. "He's not going to figure this season," Chesterfield boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield. "He's had to have a trim on his knee, his cruciate is fine, his knee is very strong. It's just a niggle but it's something that needed doing."

Source: PA