Hatters defender requires hernia operation

Stephen O'Donnell
Stephen O'Donnell

Luton full back Stephen O’Donnell might be forced to undergo a spell on the sidelines as manager John Still revealed the defender needs a hernia operation.

The summer signing from Partick Thistle has had a tough start to life in English football, suffering an ankle injury recently, as Still signed youngster Sean Long on loan from Reading last week.

The boss said: “We’re just assessing Stephen O’Donnell, he’s got an ankle injury and he’s got a hernia, which is one of the reasons why we brought Sean in.

“Whether or not we decide to put off the ankle for the moment, maybe in the summer that would need doing. But we do need to look at the hernia situation and will have that assessed this week.”