Date: 3rd December 2015 at 2:34pm
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2016 isn’t that far away but Brighton know we’ll not see Liam Rosenior or Kazenga LuaLua in action again until the New Year with them joining those on the sidelines for the remainder of December, at least!

Rosenior’s medial ligament damage setback, which has been confirmed, could see him face a sustained spell on the sidelines with Albion coach Nathan Jones revealing this injury to the Argus.

The win at Birmingham was tempered by the injury to Rosenior in the first half, which will keep him out until the New Year with Jones unsure exactly how long at this stage but, positively, he’s said it wasn’t ‘as bad as it could have been.’

‘He has picked up a medial knee injury. We’re waiting for a bit more information.

‘It’s one that is going to keep him out for a little spell. It’s not as bad as it could have been but he is probably going to be out until the New Year.’

With Rosenior filling in for the already injured Gaetan Bong at left back this is doubly disappointing!

Jones, taking into account the versatility of the former Reading and Hull man too, added.

‘Any injury is disappointing but Liam is very versatile. He came probably as a right-back who can cover other places.

‘He’s played in an advanced area, did fantastically well, been a big part of how we’ve started and then, with the injury to Bong, he’s covered at left-back and done fantastically well there.

‘It’s frustrating because he’s a key member of our squad and our eleven. He’s been in very good form plus he’s such a good lad and good trainer and good around the place. It’s disappointing for him but we have to move on.’

Moving on is something Brighton will do with Inigo Calderon now set to be the latest to fill in the cursed left back (so it seems) spot!

As for LuaLua he’s now had ‘minor surgery’ having suffered a setback in his recovery from an injury that’s kept him out since September.

On his surgery, again with no ‘timescale’ given at this point, Jones said.

‘Kazenga’s just had a minor procedure. We’ve had to tidy something up, because he was just feeling it a little bit when he came back training.

‘We’ve taken him back a little, so hopefully him and the others will be back for the New Year. There is no real timescale on it because someone like Kazenga is so important to the squad and what we do.

‘You can’t rush him and he is such a potent athlete, that’s the problem.’

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