Hartlepool United relieved following Luke Molyneux injury boost

Hartlepool United were handed a boost on Thursday morning as the injury picked up by Luke Molyneux at York City is not as bad as first feared.

Thursday, 18th July 2019, 11:34 am
Updated Thursday, 18th July 2019, 12:35 pm
Luke Molyneux taken off the pitch due to an injury suffered at York City. Picture: Frank Reid

The 21-year-old winger was taken to hospital last night after being on the receiving end of a wholehearted Paddy McLaughlin challenge.

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But x-rays on Molyneux’s leg showed no signs of a fracture which would have kept him out for some time.

Instead it’s looking like weeks opposed to months for the in-form youngster, much to the relief of manager Craig Hignett.

“It’s more positive news than we were expecting so that’s a relief,” he told the club website. “Luke was very sore after the game and it looked as though it could be a bad one so now we’ll just have to wait for it to settle down and hopefully he won’t be missing too long.”