Published: 08:00, 16 July 2014 |
Terry Brown is waiting for news about injured defender Mitchell Nelson after he was carried off in Margate’s 3-0 pre-season friendly win over AFC Wimbledon at Hartsdown Park on Saturday.
Nelson faces a scan on his injured knee on Monday, after lasting only 22 minutes against boss Brown’s former club.
The Gate boss said: “Mitchell went to A&E and while everything is still in place, there is a lot of damage. We definitely heard something crack.
“The knee is still massive and swollen and they couldn’t take a scan on it. He is now booked in next Monday and has just got to rest. Mitchell is our first choice right-back and it is a blow.
“If it turns out to be cruciate ligament damage, he could be out for a year, and means we would have to look at strengthening.”
Nelson’s injury is the latest problem for Brown. Sam Rents who scored the opener against the Dons, picked up a knock, while Zac Atwood, Luke Williams, John Beales and Ryan Moss are all having treatment
None of them will be risked against Dover at Crabble on Saturday (3pm).
Brown added: "We have got injuries, right, left and centre and my biggest concern is having my strongest team available for the opening day of the season on August 9."
The Ryman League 2014-5 fixtures are due out later this week.
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