Cobblers boss Keith Curle provided an update on the fitness of some of his squad as they prepare to face Salford City at the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday.
The club are awaiting scan results for Joe Martin with Ryan Watson potentially facing another six to eight weeks on the sidelines.
“Joe had a scan and we are awaiting the results,” confirmed Keith Curle.
“The indication with Ryan is that it could be another six to eight weeks.
“The operation went well but it could take that time for the fracture to completely heal."
Curle also spoke about Sean Whaler’s return to training.
“Sean has been through some challenging times as an individual within the group and it’s been a long slow process for him. He took on his rehab as a challenge and he’s worked tirelessly.
“He’s worked extremely hard to get back and now he’s back training on the grass that’s another step in the right direction.”