DONS DUO FACE SURGERY
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kimble damaged cartilage during a training session last month and now Dons boss Terry Burton has revealed that the 35-year-old will have to go under the knife before he is able to resume his playing career.
"Alan needs an operation which has put him back. He has been carrying a cartilage problem for a few weeks," he said.
"We thought it was less serious but it has become inflamed and we don't expect him back for a while now.
"It's a blow because he's a good player, but he's just one of several important people I can't pick at the moment and we'll have to cope."
Meanwhile, Ainsworth has undergone a second operation on his ankle injury.
Burton added: "This is very tough for the lad. He has been with us for four years and has spent two of them out of action with injuries."