Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon fears captain may not be back in action until February



Raith Rovers manager Ray McKinnon has revealed skipper Jason Thomson could be out until February with a broken bone in his back.

Thomson was injured in the 3-0 defeat to Livingston on October 31 and, after failing to respond to treatment, was eventually diagnosed with the fracture a month later.

(Pic: RaithTV)
(Pic: RaithTV)

The former Hearts defender has since been ordered to take complete rest until such time as he is no longer in any pain before attempting a comeback

And, following discussions with specialists, McKinnon now fears the influential full-back could end up missing at least three months of football in total.

The Raith boss said: “What Jason has been told is he’s got to rest until he feels no pain and once he feels no pain he can come back into training.

“They reckon that could be a wee while and that he might not be back until the start of February.

“He’s had a whole week off, just to rest it, and he’s already been out for a while, so fingers crossed for him.

“It’s a hairline fracture but hopefully he’ll be back sooner rather than later.”