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Gillingham captain Kyle Dempsey injured in weekend defeat to Hull City

Gillingham’s new captain Kyle Dempsey ended Saturday’s match needing crutches.

Dempsey hobbled away from his first league outing as Gills skipper and bosses will be hoping his weekend injury isn’t serious.

Kyle Dempsey heads off on crutches at the end of Saturday's game(42220462)
Kyle Dempsey heads off on crutches at the end of Saturday's game(42220462)

The 24-year-old - who was given the nod to skipper the Gills ahead of the season opener - landed awkwardly in the second half and is expected to undergo scans to see the nature of the problem.

Evans confirmed afterwards that the former Fleetwood man had twisted his ankle. He was substituted after 65 minutes.

“He came down from a challenge and rolled his ankle,” said the Gills boss.

“There was nobody near him, he had won a block and came down wrong. Hopefully it is nothing serious but we will see.”

Evans can’t afford to be losing players this season. He’s currently only got enough players to make up a matchday squad, with nobody in reserve. Ryan Jackson was the only one missing on Saturday, through suspension.

Gillingham are back in action on Tuesday, in a Carabao Cup second round match against Coventry City , but Evans said afterwards that Dempsey wouldn’t have started anyway.

It gives the midfielder a full week to recover ahead of their next league encounter at Wigan next weekend.

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