Doncaster Dons wait on Grant Edwards knee injury verdict

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DONCASTER Rugby League Club hope to learn sometime today the extent of loose-forward Grant Edwards’ knee injury.

Edwards, who spent a year out of the game, following a knee reconstruction operation, shortly after joining the club from derby rivals Sheffield Eagles, was scheduled to have a scan on the knee he injured in Sunday’s 48-26 win over Rochdale at the Keepmoat Stadium.

“His knee was a bit swollen and he was in a bit of pain when I saw him on Tuesday night,” said Dons boss Tony Miller. “Until we get the result of the scan we’re not sure how serious the injury is - hopefully it won’t be too bad because it will be a big blow if Grant is ruled out for any length of time.

“He is one of the team’s best defensive players - he made 46 tackles in the recent win at Rochdale and didn’t miss one - and he also has a lot of assists in tries.”

Winger Dean Colton, who also sustained a knee injury in the same game, also looks set to miss Sunday’s home match against Oldham.

“His knee is still sore but the club’s physio doesn’t think it’s too serious so we’ll just have to wait and see how he goes in the next few days,” said Miller.

“I would probably say at this stage that he’s likely miss the Oldham game.

“We’ve got good cover in Stu Sanderson so we’ll not risk Dean unless we feel he is fit to play.”

Skipper Craig Robinson, who has been in the wars so far this season, will come into contention for the Oldham fixture after proving his fitness after a three week lay-off with a knee injury in training this week.

Former Gateshead second-rower Mike Kelly will also be in the frame after missing Sunday’s game.