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Club Fearing The Worst Over Jonah Injury

22 January 2019

Crewe Alexandra are awaiting news on a morning scan for James Jones after the midfielder was on the receiving end of a late challenge from Kieran Agard. Crewe boss David Artell was booked for his protest over the ‘tackle’ from the technical area and he has now received a one-match touchline ban.

The former Scotland Under-21 international was able to continue and completed the game but he left the Stadium MK on crutches and Artell is not optimistic. It is feared that the talented youngster may have cracked a bone in his fibula resulting in a number of weeks on the sidelines.

Artell told “James has gone for a scan this morning and if I am honest I am not hopeful. It looks a bad one and he left the ground on crutches on Saturday.

“It looks a serious injury and I was booked for asking the play to be stopped because it was a serious one. I knew. You could tell. The fourth official told me it was not serious enough to stop the play and then they stop the play to come over and book me.

“The first job of the officials is the safety of the players and they got it wrong. It was a serious injury and now we have a young player with a suspected broken leg.

“We think he has cracked his fibula but we will have to wait and see. We are fearing the worst. He did terrific to finish the game. He thought he had rolled his ankle over from the challenge and his ankle was hurting but he did brilliantly to come through it.

“It is a blow to lose him because he had been back to his best over the last couple of months. We had been playing terrifically well but we hope to have him back for the run-in.”



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