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MANAGER: We'll get him scanned next week

Paul Simpson on the injury to Callum Guy

4 November 2023

Club News

MANAGER: We'll get him scanned next week

Paul Simpson on the injury to Callum Guy

4 November 2023

It’s going to be a waiting game for the Blues when it comes to the assessment of the injury picked up by Callum Guy during the first half of the FA Cup game at Brisbane Road on Saturday afternoon.

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The midfielder looked in some distress when he went down just before the 20 minutes, and you could hear a pin drop as he was stretchered off the field and taken straight to hospital.

“We don’t know what it is at the moment,” manager Paul Simpson said. “He’s been to hospital and they were concerned that there might be a fracture, but we’ve just heard now that he’s on his way back and it’s not a fracture.

“We think there’s some serious damage to his knee but it would be wrong of me to start guessing what it is. At this moment in time we don’t think it’s very good news so we’re just going to have to wait and see.

“It doesn’t look to be a particularly good one. It’s a case of everybody digging deep and looking after him, and somebody else coming in and doing a job for us.

“The main thing is we needed to check for a fracture because travelling back on the coach, there’s a real risk of a DVT if he has got a fracture. We needed to clarify that.

“That’s come back that there is no fracture. Like I say, it doesn’t look particularly good but I’m not going to try and say what we think it might be until we get it assessed next week.

“We’ll get him scanned, and back home, where I’m sure he’ll want to be, and hopefully the news isn’t as bad as it could be.”

And it’s certainly a huge blow should United lose one of their most consistent performers.

“You never like to see anybody pick up a bad injury, whether they’ve been a good performer or a bad performer,” the manager commented. “We’re all concerned for Callum and we’ve just got to hopefully get him back on the coach and sort it from there. No doubt we’ll get it scanned over the next few days then see what the verdict is.”

Stepping up on his return was Dylan McGeouch, who saw the rest of the game out having returned from his own spell on the sidelines.

“It has to be a positive tick in the box that he’s got that 70 minutes, Jack Robinson as well,” he told us. “I thought he stuck to the task really well and showed energy and enthusiasm.

“It’s not a case of every individual was poor today, but it’s poor decision making and poor bravery when you have an opportunity to take control of the game. Like I said, it’s not doing the crap things well or consistently well. If you don’t do that you get punished.

“Unfortunately Dylan hasn’t had the minutes because he hasn’t been fit long enough, it’s as simple as that. He came on and I was thankful he lasted the game, he came on earlier than we expected him to.

“But you just have to look at the bench and see we’re short on numbers, with losing Hunts with illness, he was out of it, jack and Alfie suspended, Jack Ellis still not right.

“He had his injection on Thursday, I think it was, and hopefully we’ll start to see some positivity around him. Taylor Charters is still weeks away but in full training, JJ is weeks away.

“We’ve got to regroup and try and get some real strength in togetherness that hopefully carries us into a better position.”

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