Football - Tutte blow for Rochdale

Rochdale must prepare for their Easter Monday trip to Exeter after learning midfielder Andrew Tutte will miss the remainder of the season with a knee problem.

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Tutte initially suffered the injury during Dale's 2-1 defeat to Bristol Rovers earlier this month and, despite an impressive initial recovery, he jarred the knee in training on Thursday.

The resulting cartilage damage has been judged severe enough to require surgery and Tutte will go under the knife on Tuesday.

Elsewhere Terry Gornell (groin) is likely to miss out once more, leaving George Donnelly to continue his recent resurgence in attack.

Ritchie Jones (ankle) will add to Keith Hill's selection concerns if he cannot recover in time, while Rhys Bennett (knee) and Reece Gray (broken leg) are long-term absentees.

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