Keeper Tommy out for up to eight weeks

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Goalkeeper Tommy Lee is facing six to eight weeks out with ligament damage in his shoulder.

The 26-year-old landed awkwardly after coming to claim a ball into the box in the closing stages of Chesterfield’s 2-1 victory over Oldham on Tuesday night.

The positive news is that, after being sent to a specialist, the club has been told that surgery is not required.

Reacting to the news, caretaker-manager Tommy Wright said: “Obviously it’s a blow to lose Tommy but the positive news is that he doesn’t need surgery; it could have been a lot worse.

“We’ve sent him to a top specialist, somebody who looks after the British Lions rugby team, so he’s in good hands.

“He’s a hard worker and the specialist is confident that he can make a full recovery within six to eight weeks.”

Lee was ruled out for a similar period in September 2011.