Raith Rovers captain Jason Thomson seeking green light to return to training as he heads for scan on broken back

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport

Raith Rovers skipper Jason Thomson will undergo a scan today as he seeks the green light to return to training after breaking a bone in his back.

The former Hearts defender sustained the nightmare injury in the 3-0 defeat to Livingston on October 31 and has been sidelined ever since.

(Pic: Raith TV)
(Pic: Raith TV)

The 28-year-old has been just one player on a lengthy injury list being endured by Rovers, who have remarkably still managed to keep themselves in fourth spot in the Championship table.

However, if the full-back gets the go-ahead when he meets with a specialist on Monday to assess today’s tests, he could return to training next week with a view to a welcome first-team comeback next month.

Manager Ray McKinnon said: “Jason has been out for quite a while now but we’re keeping our fingers crossed he’ll get the all-clear to get back to training next week.

“He’s got a scan in Edinburgh on Wednesday and a meeting with the specialist on Monday, and hopefully then he can get back training.

“He’ll need to be careful when he does get back and it will take a few weeks, but it would be a big boost if we could get him back.”

@IainCollin

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