Port Vale have revealed that left-back Cristian Montano could have suffered a “medial ligament injury” and will be out for several more weeks.
Manager Neil Aspin told the official Port Vale FC website: “I’m not too worried, I think it’s a medial ligament injury. We’ve all had them as players, I know exactly what injury it is and they can become niggly in the fact that, if you catch the ball wrong it opens up the joint and it can be painful.
“I’m well aware of what it is and they do need time to settle down. Like any injury, players need to feel comfortable before they play, times change and maybe the mentality as well.
“In the past people played with injuries whereas now, players mentally have to be right before they go onto the pitch. I need to change my own views on how long certain injuries can take, everybody is different and the modern day footballer needs a little bit more time to recover from injuries then in the past.”