Downing to have more tests

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Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing is set to have further tests on the foot injury suffered in the draw against Aston Villa on Saturday.

The winger sustained the injury in a collision with Stiliyan Petrov and was stretchered off the pitch despite initially trying to run off the problem.

Boro's head of medical Grant Downie told the club's official website, "We will not be able to assess the full extent of Stewart's injury until his bruising and swelling go down."

Boro look destined for the drop as they go into the final match of the season, away to West Ham, second bottom and three points adrift of 17th-placed Hull.

Whether Downing will be able to feature in that match remains in doubt.

Downie added: "We are still waiting for further tests and investigations to find out the best way to manage the problem.

"Stewart has already seen a leading orthopaedic expert in London and is in the best possible hands."

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