Better news for Pools on injured James Brown

James Brown breaks free of his Charlton marker. Picture by FRANK REID
James Brown breaks free of his Charlton marker. Picture by FRANK REID

MICK Wadsworth has spoken of his relief after news that James Brown will not require surgery following his latest injury setback, writes CRAIG HOPE.

The 24-year-old broke down in training on the eve of the FA Cup tie with Stevenage earlier this month having suffered a groin problem.

Brown was sent to see a specialist last week for fear that he could have a hernia.

However, Wadsworth has confirmed that the forward has been cleared of such injury and will now begin his recovery from what is a routine groin strain.

“Brownie doesn’t have a hernia, which is good news,” he explained.

“So we’re looking at a groin strain which won’t be too long hopefully.”

Brown will, though, miss Saturday’s visit of Yeovil Town and Tuesday’s home clash with Preston North End.

The injury came at a time when the Northumberland-born frontman was set to make his first start of the season having caught the eye for Micky Barron’s reserve team.

Given the absence of Colin Nish and Colin Larkin, who both underwent knee surgery last week, the loss of Brown is even greater felt and means Wadsworth has just three fit forwards available for the forthcoming home double header.

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