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Jay Spearing faces three week lay-off with broken toe

Michael Steele

It's that time of the year again where Bolton Wanderers must deal with an injury crisis as everything important happening. Mark Davies, Tyrone Mears, Joe Riley, and Keith Andrews are already missing for the rest of the season and now Jay Spearing will likely miss the rest of the regular season.

Spearing was forced off in the first half of Bolton's away win at Bristol City during the weekend. The combative midfielder hobbled off the pitch and was replaced right before the halftime break by Medo Kamara. Freedman had said in a press conference earlier this week that it seemed like an old bruised toe injury acting up but now, the news is worse.

Speaking after the Leicester City loss, Dougie Freedman confirmed the state of Jay Spearing's injury:

A three week absence would peg Spearing's return for sometime around the weekend of 4 May, which is Bolton's final match of the season, against Blackpool at the Reebok Stadium. Should Bolton make it to the playoffs, Spearing would theoretically be ready to go by then.

As for David Ngog, the club have yet to confirm the severity of the injury but a dislocated shoulder is the speculation at the moment. That injury would effectively rule Ngog out for the rest of the campaign as well.