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Weymouth skipper receives better news on knee injury
THE knee injury suffered by Terras’ captain Scott Walker last Saturday is not as serious as first thought.
It was feared Walker had sustained medial ligament damage to his right knee in the stalemate against Chippenham Town.
But the Weymouth skipper has told Echosport that the diagnosis is a grade one strain and will not keep him out for as long as first thought.
As well as Terras’ physio Emma Tonkin, Walker has received treatment on the injury from former Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle physio Claire Taylor.
“After the game on Saturday we thought it was a lot worse but it looks like a grade one strain, which means a couple of weeks out rather than a month or more,” said Walker.
“With rest and ice over the last few days it is better than what I expected so I’ve been quite lucky.
“Hopefully it’s just a little blip and it won’t be too long before I can come back.”
He added: “I was really down in the dumps on Saturday when it happened and I thought the worst.
“But it’s more positive than I thought and I’ve got to look at it that way.
“I’m not used to being injured and not playing but like Brendon said it gives someone else an opportunity to come into the team.
“Hopefully they won’t get too comfortable in the shirt because I’ll want it back when I’m fit.”
The exact length of Walker’s absence has not been confirmed yet but he will definitely miss the trip to AFC Totton on Saturday (3pm) as the Terras bid to get back into the play-off places in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division.
Barwell’s 2-1 win at Banbury United last weekend saw them leapfrog Weymouth in the table, taking over in fifth with a game in hand.