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Monday, 30 January 2012 20:05

Things go from bad to worse for Priestley and Garforth


By Reiss Silva


As we informed you last week striker Adam Preistley was set to miss up to 2 weeks due to straining knee ligaments in the victory over Durham. However after being in some pain a week later, Adam went back to see a physiotherapist and the diagnosis is not a good one for the club or the player.

It appears Towns top scorer has damaged his cartilage in his knee which would mean he will be on the side lines for longer than first anticipated. The length of his absence has not been confirmed yet as manager Steve Nichol feels a scan would be a good idea in order to assess whether there has been any further damage to Adam’s cruciate ligaments.  Should the results be a worst case scenario, Adam could miss several months, which would be a major blow to both the club and the player who has been in good form this season.

 'The Priest' in full flow for Garforth

This injury has hit many players over the years, with the likes of Paul Gascoigne in the 1991 FA cup final, Michael Owen in the World cup 2006 and famously Brian Clough’s career was ended due to rupturing cruciate ligaments after a clash with Bury goalkeeper Chris Harker on Boxing Day 1962.

This is not the first time an injury has occurred on the artificial surface at Durham. Rob Pacey was out for a substantial amount of time last year after suffering an injury. This raises the question again as to whether artificial pitches should be used.

Everyone at the club will be crossing their fingers in the hope that Adam hasn’t done serious damage and will be hopeful of being able to watch the player in the yellow shirt of Town again shortly.