WREXHAM goalkeeper Andy Dibble was released from hospital yesterday following an operation on Saturday evening and has been told he should be fit to play again in three or four months, according to Wrexham physiotherapist Mel Pejic.
"Andy's in a fairly optimistic mood after having a plate inserted in his forearm," said Pejic yesterday.
"The specialist has reassured him that everything should be okay and that he can look forward to getting back to training in time for the start of next season."
Racecourse boss Denis Smith, who had feared on Saturday that the veteran's career could be over, said: "I'm very pleased for the lad and hopefully he'll be back even more quickly than that."
Reflecting on the Dragons' second six-goal mauling in recent weeks, Smith said the London Road defeat had revealed more problems than the reverse at Bournemouth.
"The two results were totally different," he said. "Bournemouth was a freak, it was late on, we were down to 10 men and both my centre-halves were off.
"To be honest, that didn't bother me too much, but this one does because, without being rude, Bournemouth are a far better team than Peterborough.
"We've got too many players who think negative, rather than positive. There were possibly players out there like that.
"They shouldn't be out there if they are not mentally strong enough to handle it when the pressure comes, when they are two or three down.
"That's when you find the people who still want the ball, who don't hide, the people who still chase and work. Then you find out about people. Unfortunately we didn't have too many of those today."
Smith said the performance reflected a lack of experience in his small squad.
"Perhaps I'm too nice to them at times but I'm not happy with the fact that I've not been beaten six before in my career. All at once I get a couple in a month," he added.
"Perhaps that says something about the squad and perhaps I haven't got much depth because I was down to 16 players today after Shaun Holmes cried off this morning.
"It's frustrating and not very pleasant, but a lot of people expected us to be relegated. I don't think that's going to happen but I don't want any more performances like today.
"We've got enough problems around the club without performances like that, but the over-riding thing is Andy.
"The lad has been magnificent in the two seasons he's been here. He has been a major reason why we haven't let in goals.
"Unfortunately it looks as though we are going to lose him for the rest of the season so I've got to try to do something about that situation. I don't know how I'm going to do it."