Hughes to see specialist

Published Add your comment

Football News

Notts County striker Lee Hughes will see a consultant this week about his hip injury.

Hughes, who was the club's leading scorer with 33 goals as the Magpies lifted the League Two title last season, has started just six games this campaign because of the problem.

"We need to do something because his season has been badly disrupted by it already," said manager Craig Short. "He has done well when he has played so we need to get him sorted out as soon as possible."

The 34-year-old Hughes is set to try pain-killing injections to help him play, but Short has warned that if those fail Hughes will need an operation that could rule him out for a considerable length of time.

Meanwhile, Short hopes that Ben Davies' calf injury responds to injections so an operation can be avoided.

"He has really been struggling with it and hasn't been able to train. It has reached the point where every time he tries to train he breaks down," said Short. "Hopefully it will settle down with injections so we can get him back playing because he is such an important player for us. Fingers crossed it goes well for him and he does not need an operation."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

League One
Newcastle United
Ben Davies
Lee Hughes
League Two
Notts County

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again