Stephenson loss is a blow

16 Aug 2019 08:35
Published by: Kian French

STOCKPORT County suffered an early season blow before a ball was kicked in anger when Darren Stephenson suffered a double leg break.

The winger suffered the injury during a challenge during the final minutes of the Hatter's pre-season game at Oldham.

He indicated a serious problem while being examined on the pitch by first team physio Luke Smith.

After being helped off and taken into the changing room, he was immediately taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital.

He will now wear a cast for two weeks in order to help immobilise and support his ankle.

It is expected he will face up to 14 weeks on the side-line before he is able to return to action, though this is dependent on how his treatment and rehabilitation programmes progress.

Luke Smith said: "We are currently following medical procedures and should see Darren return fitter and stronger than before."

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