Reinjured Sainsbury hopeful of quick return
Sainsbury underwent scans on Monday after he had to be replaced before the half-hour mark in Friday’s 2-0 win over Utrecht due to an ankle complaint.
The 22-year-old central defender received relatively positive news, with the scans revealing a minor tear in the ligament meaning he will miss one to two matches.
Sainsbury missed almost six months following a knee injury sustained on his Zwolle debut, coincidentally also against Utrecht.
The former Central Coast Mariner tweeted after Friday's game: “Ankle swollen and sore but hoping it will be fine with some rest, ice and tlc.”
Zwolle are next in action on Saturday against newly-promoted Dordrecht, before they take on Sparta Prague in the Europa League play-off round on the following Thursday.