Troy Brown: Exeter City defender out for up to three months as injury list grows

Troy Brown
Troy Brown played 47 times for Exeter City last season after joining from Cheltenham Town

Exeter City have suffered another injury blow to their defence with Troy Brown out until possibly December.

The 25-year-old centre back tore a muscle in his pelvis last week and joins Jordan Tillson and Troy Archibald-Henville on the sidelines.

"There's every chance he'll be out for a considerable time, by that I mean two or three months," Exeter manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Sport.

"It's not a week or 10 days of recovery, it's a real big loss to us."

Archibald-Henville is yet to play this season after injuring his groin, while Tillson broke his ankle last month and is unlikely to feature until the New Year.

City have seven first-team players injured, including four defenders, a situation which has seen Exeter win just two league games all season.

It has forced Tisdale to sign Crystal Palace centre-back Luke Croll on loan and play 15-year-old academy player Ethan Ampadu.

"We've never had it quite like this where it's literally been one after another in all positions," Tisdale said of his current injury crisis.

"We started the season very optimistic and we still are in terms of looking at the season as a whole, but we are really in the territory of just getting through from one game to the next.

"Fortunately there's only one game a week for a while now, so we can buy some time, try to pick up a win or two and wait for the cavalry to return.

"We're probably three or four weeks off that scenario where the likes of Lee Holmes, David Wheeler, Troy Archibald-Henville, to name a few, will be back and available to play."

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