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Injury Update

26 January 2014

Jake Wright injury not as bad as first feared

Skipper Jake Wright’s injury, sustained in the dying minutes of Saturday’s win at Torquay is not as bad as first feared.

The central defender bravely cleared from almost under his own crossbar as Torquay pressed for an equaliser but in clearing the ball he landed on his knee on the bar that holds the back of the net to the ground. 

“I thought it was serious straight away” he told “I saw blood and just thought “Look away”. It was the little bar right at the back of the goal and it split my knee open. The lads were brilliant in getting me attention quickly and I went off to hospital to have it checked.

“They x-rayed it and confirmed there was no break and it looks as though there was no tendon damage which was the fear. It is a really deep cut but they stitched it and sent me home. It is sore but it could have been a lot worse.”

Jake is likely to be out of action for a month to six weeks but was philosophical:

“I’m generally a quick healer. At the time I thought I was going to be out for a lot longer so you count your blessings.  Michael Raynes has probably been our most consistent player this season so he will come in and the important thing is that we build on the win on Saturday and keep moving forward.”

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