ClaretandHugh has learned the player will be ready to re-start his battle for match fitness in plenty of time for the new season.
The club learned earlier this week that the four month lay-off has been confirmed with a source declaring: “It’s 16 weeks. That’s been confirmed.”
“Andy should – according to our reports from medics – be okay to join the squad as it reassembles for the pre-season.”
“There should be no problems beyond that.”