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Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler devastated to see Simon King's return cut short by injury

14 February 2011
by Alex Hoad

Simon King goes off injured on his return to competitive action and is replaced by Tony Sinclair

Simon King replaced at Crewe on Saturday                Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler admitted he was devastated to see Simon King’s return to the side cut short by another injury.

King, who returned from long-term injury with a midweek appearance against Rotherham, was starting his first competitive game for the Gills on Saturday since May 2009.

While his problem ankle was holding up it was a hamstring injury that forced him off against Crewe.

"It is a hamstring injury and not the ankle which is good news," said Hessenthaler.

"He has been out for a long while because of the ankle injury and he’s going to over-compensate and get injuries elsewhere.

"Hopefully it’s not too bad and I’m devastated for him because it was great to see him out there."

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