Date: 18th December 2014 at 8:31pm
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It’s been revealed that defender Dale Tonge will be out of action for several months as he requires surgery on his knee.

The 29 year old right back, in his second season at Plainmoor, hs now been sidelined for six weeks after picking up a ligament problem in his knee and he’s been under treatment including anti inflammatory injections.

However, the issue hasn’t cleared up as everybody hoped so following further scans and assessments it’s been decided he will undergo surgery on December 30 to correct the problem, but it obviously means he will now be out for significantly longer.

Speaking to the Torquay Herald Express manager Chris Hargreaves explained.

‘Dale will have an operation on December 30, so he’s obviously going to be out for a while longer.’

Another absentee at the moment is winger Courtney Cameron who has been given time to go home to Northampton to rest after spending time in hospital, following spells of dizziness and headaches and he’s ended up having several teeth removed.

‘He’s out now, and he’s gone back home for a few days. Just before this happened Courtney was outstanding in a couple of training sessions, back to his old self and we were ready to give him his chance again. He will be back soon, but not for this weekend’s game at Braintree.’

The gaffer confirmed that Angus MacDonald who suffered a head knock in our FA Trophy win over Bishop’s Stortford has now returned to training and comes back into contention for the game at Braintree Town.