Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan out injured for six weeks
WANDERERS have been handed a blow ahead of this weekend’s clash with Ipswich with the news that first choice keeper Adam Bogdan will be out for between three and six weeks.
Bogdan sprained his knee in training on Monday afternoon, but scans have revealed the damage is not as severe as first feared.
He will wear a knee brace for the next three weeks before another assessment is made.
Club sources are confident, however, the 26-year-old will be back in action by December.
After shipping eight goals on international duty for Hungary almost a fortnight ago, and being dropped for the following World Cup qualifier against Andorra, Bogdan produced a gutsy reaction for Wanderers on Saturday when he turned in a man-of-the-match performance when he made several key saves in the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.
But after catching his studs in the turf during training at Euxton on Monday morning, Bogdan was taken for an MRI scan which showed he had torn fibres in his medial ligament.
The keeper wrote on his official Facebook page yesterday: “I was unlucky because I got injured yesterday during training.
“My collateral knee ligament got torn partially. Fortunately I don’t need surgery so I’m to miss 6-10 weeks.”
The extent of the injury has since been reduced – but it opens the way for Andy Lonergan to make his first league appearance since early April, with the reserve option between Jay Lynch and Harry Campbell.
Ex-Leeds and Preston man Lonergan has featured in only two Captial One Cup ties this season but enjoyed a good spell in the team after Bogdan suffered a thigh injury in March. That run of five games included three clean sheets in a late assault on the play-off places.