Crewe hopeful injury in different area of the hamstring than last season.
Callum Ainley is set for a period on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw at Rotherham United. Ainley went down just before half-time at the New York Stadium at the weekend and had to be replaced by Josh Lundstram.
Crewe are hopeful that the attacking midfielder has not suffered a problem in the same area that greatly affected his season last time round when he suffered a Grade 3 tear in our FA Cup First Round tie at Cheltenham back in November.
The youngster battled back to finish the season strongly, netting the winner at Bristol Rovers and he has started the new season well too, scoring the only goal against Hartlepool in the League Cup to set up a second round meeting with Leeds.
It is another blow for the talented Academy graduate and the club but he extent of the injury will not be known until results of his scan are returned later today.
David Artell told the club’s official website: “We are hoping that it is not the same area as before. You have a number of hamstrings and although it is the same leg, we are hopeful that it is in a different area.
“There is no point me speculating about it until he has had his scan. Once he has had the results of that we will find out more.”