Clear spells


24°C | 14°C

Mostly sunny


27°C | 18°C

Mostly sunny


27°C | 13°C

Home   Thanet   Sport   Article

Margate boss Terry Brown wrestles with mounting injury list at Hartsdown Park

16 July 2014
by Andrew Gidley

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.

Mitchell Nelson   pic Don Walker

Mitchell Nelson pic: Don Walker

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. 

Click here for more sport from Thanet.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.