Portsmouth defender Brandon Haunstrup needs surgery on knee - out for 6-8 weeks

Brandon Haunstrup needs surgery on his right knee – but the injury his not as bad as first feared.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 12:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 1:25 pm
Brandon Haunstrup goes off injured against Peterborough

The Pompey full-back will go under the knife on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee – ruling him out for between 6-8 weeks.

The defender picked up this injury in the final minutes of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Peterborough.

He was helped off the pitch by head physio Bobby Bacic and another member of the club’s medical staff, and replaced by Ross McCrorie.

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The Blues were initially unsure of the extent of the problem, but have now confirmed that surgery is required.

Haunstrup, who has become a key player for the Blues in recent weeks, is currently on crutches.

Playing at right-back in recent weeks, despite being left-footed, the 23-year-old has made 17 appearances this season and scored one goal.

On a positive injury note, both Andy Cannon (knee) and Sean Raggett (slight pull) are fit to travel to Accrington this Saturday.

They sat out the 2-2 draw with Posh because of injury.

The Blues are already without the suspended Christian Burgess for the trip to the Crown Ground.