Midfielder Josh Staunton appears to have undergone surgery on a hernia injury which has kept him off the pitch for the past month.

The 26-year-old has not featured since coming off as a 75th minute substitute in the 2-1 home win over Bromley having been fighting through the pain barrier with the issue affecting his groin.

However, a post on his Instagram shows him at a private hospital in Leicestershire with the comment: ‘RACE AGAINST TIME BEGINS COMEBACK.’ The post has been retweeted by the club’s official Twitter account wishing the player a “speedy recovery“.

Up until a month ago, Staunton was openly playing with the injury and, when he appeared on 3 Valleys Radio‘s ‘Football, Bloody Hell!’ show at the start of the month, he was awaiting a scan on the injury.

Josh Staunton.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking then, he said the ongoing uncertainty around the future of the club and players’ contracts was troubling him.

He said: “I had a long conversation with one of the boys at the weekend who was saying to me ‘you are putting yourself at risk, you don’t know if the club want you’ because I am playing with injury.

“I’m getting through until the end of the season and someone might not want to pay for my operation at the end of the season, so I could be trying to find a new club whilst I am requiring surgery.

“All these things, even if they do not directly affect you, they take your toll.

This week, chairman Scott Priestnall said he had made contract offers to the club’s out of contract players, see more – here.

Since the Bromley victory, Staunton has donned his training kit and been supporting caretaker manager Charlie Lee from the touchline.

Good luck to Staunts from all of us here at Gloverscast !

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