Nicky Hunt’s scan has thankfully revealed that his injury is not as bad as first feared. The experienced defender was forced off in the final 10 minutes of our thrilling 3-2 win over Newport County after an opposition player landed on the back of his knee.
David Artell has revealed that he and his staff feared the worst when the defender was injured, believing that the former Bolton Wanderers man had suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury.
The Crewe boss revealed: “We feared the worst with Nicky. We thought he had done his ACL and that it was a season over job. It didn’t look good on Saturday but he has gone for a scan and it is nowhere as bad as we first feared.
“It is positive news. He hasn’t suffered a cruciate injury, more of a tear at the base of the hamstring. Someone landed on top of him and it looked a lot worse than it has turned out.
“It is good news from that perspective. It will keep him out but not for as long as we thought that is for sure.”