Striker missing after picking up injury in warm up ahead of Gillingham match.
David Artell has revealed that Chris Porter suffered an injury to his quad muscle in the warm-up ahead of our home game against Gillingham.
Porter was named as a sub on the night but was never going to be considered as an option with Crewe chasing the game late on because of the slight injury.
Crewe went on to lose the home game 1-0 to the Gills and Porter missed Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Bolton Wanderers.
The veteran campaigner, 36, is receiving daily treatment and it is hoped that the former Derby and Sheffield United man will not be ruled out for too long. It is evident that he would have featured at some point against Shrewsbury this evening in the Papa John's Trophy, but for the untimely injury set-back.
David told crewealex.net: “Chris suffered the injury in the warm up before the Gillingham game and we were not going to take any chances with him. We are hopeful that it is not too serious and he will be back with us soon enough.”
On the other injury players, currently in the treatment room, Artell revealed that Donveron Daniels is making significant progress after tweaking his hamstring and Luke Murphy was not risked at Bolton as a precautionary measure after the midfielder suffered a slight groin injury.