Mansfield Town: Ben Hutchinson ruled out by groin tear

Mansfield Town's Ben Hutchinson

Mansfield Town striker Ben Hutchinson has been ruled out for about a month because of a groin tear.

The 25-year-old, who has scored twice for the Stags so far this season, was injured in last week's League Two defeat by Southend United.

"He's going to be a big miss. We've had some horrendous injuries and probably a bit of bad luck with suspensions," boss Paul Cox told the club website.external-link

Meanwhile, defender Ryan Tafazolli could resume training later this week.