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Maidstone United skipper Steve Watt set to miss next six weeks as calf injury casts doubt on his chances of playing again this season

28 February 2014

Maidstone skipper Steve Watt may be out for the rest of the season Picture Martin Apps

Maidstone skipper Steve Watt may be out for the rest of the season Picture: Martin Apps

Maidstone captain Steve Watt is likely to miss the rest of the season.

A scan confirmed the defender has a torn calf that is set to rule him out for at least six weeks.

Watt has been sidelined since December and has suffered several setbacks in his bid to return.

Stones boss Jay Saunders said: “Watty’s been told to rest for six weeks but I think that may be his season over.

“It would be great if we could get him back for the last month. He’s our captain and we miss him, but it’s important he gets himself right.

“There’s no point trying to rush him back if he’s going to keep breaking down.”

Winger Orlando Smith also looks set to miss the rest of the season after a second knee operation, while top scorer Frannie Collin (ankle) and Alex Flisher (groin) are doubtful for the Ryman League, Premier Division game at Lowestoft on Saturday.

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