Better news for injured Harrogate Town striker Mark Beck

Injured Harrogate Town striker Mark Beck could return to training before the end of April.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 7:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 8:14 pm
Harrogate Town striker Mark Beck has scored six goals in 22 starts so far this season. Picture: Matt Kirkham

The 26-year-old has not played in more than two months due to a troublesome hamstring issue.

And, while it remains to be seen whether any more football will take place this season because of a nationwide suspension of the game in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the towering frontman has at last been handed a firm prognosis regarding his recovery.

Initially sidelined in late November, Beck made two appearances from the substitutes’ bench around the turn of year, only to then break down again in training eight weeks ago.

His progress since that set-back has been slow, prompting the club to send him for additional tests.

A recent MRI scan shed further light on the problem and Town boss Simon Weaver revealed that he now has a rough idea of when he will next be able to call on the ex-Carlisle United forward.

“Becky didn’t seem to be getting much better so we asked for a second opinion,” he explained.

“Something that didn’t show up on the first scan was picked up on by the radiographer this time around and we now know that Becky needs an injection into a tendon in his hamstring.

“Had we known that initially and he’d had that injection, it would have cut down the healing time quite considerably, so that’s disappointing for us and particularly the player, but there’s nothing we can do about it now.

“After the injection, he should be back in six to eight weeks, so with the current suspension, if the season does resume, he may still have a part to play.”