Motherwell defender Jake Carroll facing ‘months’ on sidelines after freak training ground injury

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Motherwell defender Jake Carroll facing ‘months’ on sidelines after freak training ground injury
Motherwell defender Jake Carroll facing ‘months’ on sidelines after freak training ground injury

Motherwell defender Jake Carroll faces ‘months’ on the sidelines after a freak training injury left him watching on crutches as his side conceded a dramatic last-gasp goal to St Johnstone.

Stephen O’Donnell was deployed at left-back as the Steelmen grabbed a 91st minute equaliser, only to be hit with a Stevie May sucker punch at the other end.

And interim boss Steven Hammell admitted after the match he or a new manager will be without one of Well’s key men with Carroll ruled out for the foreseeable future.

He said: “Unfortunately he got a bad injury in training yesterday. It was really innocuous, there was nobody within five or six yards of him and unfortunately it looks like a bad one for Jake, which is a massive blow for us because he was a big part of what we wanted to do.

“He’s shown up really, really well since we took over, I know it’s been a short space of time but he gives us good balance and good quality as well.

“He was missed today, and like I said before it was one of many hurdles we had to deal with during the week.

“I’m not sure exactly (what the injury is) but it is a serious one. We’ve not had an official diagnosis of it but it’s going to be months.”