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Bilel Mohsni scan positive for Southend united

Bilel Mohsni
Mohni has played 18 times since joining Southend in the summer

A scan on Southend United defender Bilel Mohsni's left ankle has shown the injury is not as bad as first feared.

The 23-year-old Tunisian, who picked up the knock against Cheltenham Town last week, will not need an operation and will instead undergo rehabilitation.

The news should mean Mohsni is out for weeks and not months.

Meanwhile midfielder Josh Simpson is expected to return to action before the new year after being injured in the same game.

The 23-year-old is on loan at Roots Hall and is set to return to parent club Peterborough United on 4 January.

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