Hartlepool United’s Evan Horwood escapes serious injury in Carlisle United game

Evan Horwood is left in pain on the Victoria Ground pitch. Picture By Frank Reid
Evan Horwood is left in pain on the Victoria Ground pitch. Picture By Frank Reid

EVAN Horwood has escaped serious injury despite leaving Victoria Park on crutches following Saturday’s 4-0 win over his former club Carlisle United.

The left-back (below) clashed knees with Cumbrians defender Frank Simek towards the end of the first half and left the action on a stretcher, to warm ovation from both sets of supporters.

But Pools boss Neale Cooper has confirmed that Horwood should be okay for Saturday’s trip to Bury.

“Evan got a knee injury but he will be okay,” Cooper told SportMail.

Read more about Horwood’s injury, plus more reaction, photos and Craig Hope’s full match report, in today’s Sportmail.