Date: 9th September 2009 at 2:26pm
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Aldershot Town manager Gary Waddock has been speaking to and revealed an update from the Shots’ medical room.

It’s been confirmed that midfielder Ben Harding, who limped out of Saturday’s draw against Hereford, has ligament damage in his ankle and is likely to be out for up to two months. Waddock commented ‘The specialist said that he could be out for up to two months – which is a major blow for him and for us.

‘Ben is obviously devastated at the news as he has just worked hard to return from the injury that ruled him out of the finale of last season.’

There was also news about captain Adam Hinshelwood who will be out for a month with a knee injury. The Shots’ boss said ‘This is a big disappointment as he’s settled in really well as the captain.’

There was some good news however, as Anthony Charles continues to make good progress and played again for the reserves on Tuesday night as they beat Millwall 1-0. The manager said ‘Anthony [Charles] came through yesterday’s reserve match against Millwall well and he is looking much fitter and sharper than he was this time last week, but I think he is still at least one more game away from being considered for first team selection, but it will hopefully give us more options when we travel to Crewe.’

The good news continued as Waddock revealed that Ben Herd is due to resume training next week.

The manager concluded by saying We will just have to get on with the situation but with such a positive start to the season, it does make life that little more difficult.

‘We certainly can’t afford anymore setbacks with regards to injuries though.’