Chesterfield defender Haydn Hollis undergoes 'successful' operation on ruptured Achilles
Chesterfield defender Haydn Hollis has had a ‘successful’ operation on his ruptured Achilles - but faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The 28-year-old suffered the injury in the win against Eastleigh earlier this month.
The centre-back had been a key part of the Spireites’ rise up the National League table and his performances landed him a new contract until Christmas next year.
But unfortunately he is going to be out for the rest of this season and a good chunk of the next campaign, as will Akwasi Asante with a ruptured ACL.
On Hollis, boss James Rowe said: “He has had a successful operation at the start of this week.
“He is resting up at home with his family.
“It went as well as can be and he is on the timeframe that we thought.
“It will be seven to nine months for both (Hollis and Asante).
“It depends what the recovery is like, every individual recovers from serious injuries like that differently.”
Asante, who had scored 10 goals in 22 games for Town, ruptured his ACL in the draw against Boreham Wood.
The striker, 28, had not scored in eight before his injury but his absence has already been noticeable in the back-to-back defeats against Bromley and Halifax.
On Asante, who has now seen a specialist, Rowe added: “Hopefully he is going to be going under the knife in the next week or so.”
The injuries to Hollis and Asante came after Tom Denton suffered a season-ending knee injury.