Wakehurst hope for good news on Young injury

Wakehurst midfielder George Young is waiting to find out the extent of a knee injury.

Wakehurst midfielder George Young is waiting to find out the extent of a knee injury.

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Wakehurst manager Ian Gregg is hoping for good news as the club await the extent of George Young’s knee injury.

The influential midfielder sustained the injury in Wakehurst’s recent win over Queen’s and the club are awaiting the results of a scan to determine the severity of the injury.

“The early diagnosis from our physio Cameron Steele is that there is some damage to the cruciate ligament but hopefully not the rupture that you hear so much talked about,” Gregg told Times Sport.

“George will be going for a scan and we know he’ll be missing for a while but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it won’t be the type of damage that will require surgery and end his season.

“George had been playing well in a role just behind our striker Conor Gregg. More recently I’ve been playing him a bit deeper and encouraging him to make runs forward to join the attack and he has been playing well.”

Wakehurst have another free week this Saturday before they play Derriaghy in the Irish Cup fourth round.

“It’s a bit of a double-edged sword because we would have liked to have carried on the momentum of the Queen’s win but at the same time, it’s allowing us to rest some players with niggling injuries and also let some players get their match fitness up in the reserves,” added Gregg.