An MRI scan has confirmed that Nathan Thomas suffered a tear to an adductor muscle in his groin during Saturday’s game at Barnet.
The winger was stretchered off midway through the second half at The Hive, after going down in pain following an attempted shot on goal.
The Club’s medical staff arranged for Thomas to undergo a scan first thing on Monday morning, which uncovered the damage in the 22-year-old’s groin.
“This is quite a rare injury so we need to take some specialist advice from consultants in the coming days before deciding on the next step,” explained Head Physio Ian Gallagher.
“Until we’ve had those conversations it’s difficult to put a time frame on his recovery but we’ll make sure he gets the best treatment to return him to fitness as soon as possible.”
Thomas had earlier netted the opening goal in Pools’ 3-2 defeat at Barnet, taking his tally for the season to seven goals and consolidate his position at the top of the Club’s scoring charts.