March Town United defender Sam Darlow may not play again this season after horror injury

08:00 22 February 2013

March Town United vs Long Melford. Picture: Steve Williams

March Town United vs Long Melford. Picture: Steve Williams

Archant

SAM Darlow may not play again this season after suffering a horrific elbow injury in March Town United’s disappointing 3-0 defeat to Long Melford on Saturday.

Play was stopped for 30 minutes after the defender landed awkwardly following a tackle and dislocated his elbow.

An ambulance was called and he was taken to Peterborough Hospital, where he was heavily sedated before being allowed to leave late on Saturday evening.

His elbow will remain in a cast for the next six to eight weeks.

Hares boss Paul Crosbie said: “The loss is frustrating but in all honesty the result is not that important when a player gets seriously injured. That was my main concern.

“He was driving forward with the ball when the lad came in and tackled him. It was a strong tackle but it was not a foul. Sam landed awkwardly and you just knew something was wrong.

“You don’t want to see an injury like that. You could just tell from the way he held his elbow it was bad. An arm is not supposed to hang like that.

“It is the first time this season we have picked up a serious injury but I don’t want to use it as an excuse.”

Crosbie believes his side will bounce back from the defeat when they travel to relegation battlers Stowmarket Town tomorrow.

He said: “Forgive me for the cliche but we have been a Jekyll and Hyde side this season. When we are good we win but when we are bad we lose heavily.

“We should be confident because of the players we have.

“We have a decent record on the road and I have extreme faith in my players although some times they don’t believe in themselves.

“We will prepare the best we can and if we apply ourselves we should have enough in the tank.”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:47
Emergency crews diverting traffic at the scene of the collision.

The driver of a truck managed to scramble free after it entered the Sixteen Foot Bank, near Christchurch, this morning.

Yesterday, 15:22
A hare at WWT Welney Wetland Centre. Picture: Adam Finch.

Volunteers and staff at the WWT Welney Wetland Centre have captured the spectacular Ouse Washes Landscape, and the fascinating creatures which inhabit it, in a series of short films.

Yesterday, 13:53
Barnardo's store open in March

Shoppers queued round the block to find a bargain at the new Barnardo’s community store which opened in March.

Yesterday, 12:44
Building society manager David Boyce presents Billy Lee with the cheque, watched by colleagues.

Staff at a building society have done their bit to help Billy Lee’s bid to get back on his own two feet.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition