Crewe Alexandra fear that we could lose influential midfielder Paul Green for the remainder of the season.
Green, 35, suffered a serious knee injury in a 50/50 challenge with the Carlisle United goalkeeper Joe Fryer and will undergo a scan later today to assess the extent of the damage.
It was feared that Green had fractured his leg in the collision but that has now been dismissed due to the swelling around the former Leeds and Doncaster man’s knee.
Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell explained to the club’s official website: “We expect Paul to be out long-term with a knee injury.
“It was thought that he had broken his leg but that is not the case. He will go for a scan later today but his knee has swollen up and we expect him to be out for the season. That’s the fear.
“We are still speculating until we have those results back but that is what we genuinely believe. It is something we will have to deal with and get on with it. It is a big blow for Paul and a big blow for us because he is a very good player, a great pro and a great fella.”