Doumbe escapes with bruising

23 October 2008 07:05
Plymouth Argyle defender Mathias Doumbe could feature in this weekend's game against Ipswich Town despite hurting his right foot during the 1-0 win against Preston North End. The 28-year-old was caught by Jon Parkin during the match and it was initially thought he had sustained a break, but X-rays have revealed nothing worse than severe bruising. Argyle physio Paul Maxwell told the club's official website: "I've spoken to the specialist, Patrick Loxdale, who's seen the X-rays, and he's happy that Mat's okay. "Nothing is broken, although there's a lot of bruising. "It's something that we're going to have to take day by day, and keep an eye on it as the swelling goes down. "At this moment, I'd think that he'll probably be too sore for Saturday, but we've got 72 hours before then, so we'll have to see."

Source: ESA