Lewis Walters has suffered a real injury setback at Mansfield.

The 19 year-old has suffered a damaged cartilage and may have to undergo an operation. The yooung striker was hoping to break into the first team after the pre-season however it looks unlikely now after his injury problem.

Coach David Hockaday said to the Yorkshire Post;

“He was beyond the fringes of the first team and he was right in there, playing really well, making intelligent runs and getting in behind defences.

“It’s quite serious, or potentially quite serious,” Hockaday said. “It’s damage to the cartilage and I think it’s a bad one, although at this stage we’re still not 100 per cent sure.

“How long that will take to heal we don’t know as yet. We need to let the swelling settle down. He’s had a scan on the injury and he’s going to see a consultant so we’ll take it from there.”


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