Football - Darikwa starts spell on sidelines

Chesterfield will be without Tendayi Darikwa when AFC Wimbledon visit the Proact Stadium.

PA Sport

Darikwa was substituted early in the second half for the second game running last weekend when he limped out of the 1-1 draw at Rochdale.

The winger has since seen a specialist and been told he requires a hernia operation that will keep him out for around a month.

Some good news for manager Paul Cook could see the return of Drew Talbot.

The versatile Talbot has been sidelined for a month because of a broken toe. Despite not kicking a ball since suffering the injury in the defeat at Wycombe on January 5, Cook has said Talbot will be recalled if he can prove his fitness.

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