Josh March injury 'doesn't look good', admits Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver

Harrogate Town will find out on Wednesday morning just how severe the knee injury which Josh March suffered against Colchester United is.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 8:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:27 am
Harrogate Town striker Josh March in action against Colchester United. Pictures: Matt Kirkham

The on-loan Forest Green Rovers striker was replaced in the 23rd minute of Tuesday night's 3-0 victory over the Essex outfit, shortly after colliding with visiting goalkeeper Shamal George.

The impact caused damage to March's right knee and manager Simon Weaver has admitted that "it doesn't look good", though the full extent of the injury is not yet known.

The 23-year-old is however booked in for a scan first thing on Wednesday morning.

Josh March closes down Colchester centre-half Tom Eastman.

"It doesn't look good, he's going for a scan in the morning and so all will be revealed then," the Town boss said.

"He didn't feel his knee was right. He didn't feel like it had completely gone, but he could feel fluid in there and that's a worry. He's not looking too clever.

"He was second favourite when he went into that one-on-one but his pace got him into a place where he thought he might just be able to nick it ahead of the goalkeeper. Some players wouldn't be mobile enough to get there, but he's just so dangerous isn't he and we just really hope that he is going to be okay.

"We're getting him straight in for the scan early morning and we'll get to the root of the problem. We'll find out what the problem is and we will get him right. Hopefully it is nothing serious.

"He's worried and he will be because he's 23 and has it all ahead of him."

March arrived at Wetherby Road in early January on a loan deal which runs until the end of 2020/21.

He has scored five times in 13 Town appearances, 10 of which have been starts.