Jon Nurse’s challenge in Town’s 2-1 Boxing Day victory at Barnet broke both the tibia and fibula in his right leg, but he is now on the road to recovery after a successful operation.
Boss John Still said: “He’s at home at the moment in Preston where I think he’s got to keep himself pretty inactive for a couple of weeks.
“But once that couple of weeks is over I think he’ll move back down here and come in and start doing a small amount of remedial which is just to keep that thigh muscle as built up as he can.
“But probably more on that in the next couple of weeks.”
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Still had finally been able to catch up with his charge at the weekend and was again due to speak to him on Monday.
He added: “He was in good spirits. I haven’t spoken to him since Saturday, but that will have put him in good spirits.
“But believe it or not I’m going to speak to him this afternoon and I will pass on the good wishes of everybody.
“Everybody’s been asking and I said when I spoke to him he was OK, but I’m due to speak to him today and will pass on the best wishes.”