WEYMOUTH captain Josh McQuoid will be out for around three weeks with an ankle injury and will miss today’s Vanarama National League clash with Maidenhead United (3pm).

McQuoid, Weymouth’s top scorer this season with seven goals in all competitions, sustained the injury during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Chesterfield.

He continued until half-time when the severity of the injury soon became clear and was substituted.

Weymouth sent McQuoid for a precautionary X-ray and he will play no part in the Terras’ match at the Bob Lucas Stadium today.

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Speaking to Echosport, manager Brian Stock said: “Josh McQuoid’s ankle was heavily, heavily swollen.

“He even went to A&E to get an X-ray on it.

“We’re waiting to hear back from a specialist in terms of any significant damage.

“He will be out for this weekend and looking at how bruised and swollen his ankle is, we’re looking at maybe two to three weeks.

“It’s going to be a big blow for the team. He’s been probably our most consistent performer throughout the whole of the season.”

In the FA Trophy, Weymouth were 3-2 victors over Maidenhead, who have earned impressive wins over Yeovil, Torquay and Chesterfield in 2021.

But Stock expects the Magpies to pose a big test, adding: “They’ve got some fantastic results against the toughest opposition we’ve faced this year.

“They’ve got a very experienced manager in Alan Devonshire, he knows the league very well.

“We’ll do our homework on them and they are a definite threat going forward. Danilo Orsi-Dadomo, who’s scored 10 goals, is someone we need to keep quiet. Both their wingers are an attacking threat as well.”

Andy Robinson (gluteal) and Jacob Mensah (adductor) are rated as “touch and go”.

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