Pools have suffered a blow with the news that Andrew Nelson’s season is almost certainly over after he picked up a knee injury during Saturday’s game with Plymouth Argyle.
The 19-year-old only joined the Club on loan from Sunderland on the last day of the January Transfer window but was forced off only minutes after coming on as a substitute in the weekend’s game.
Nelson was sent for an MRI scan and unfortunately results have confirmed that he has damaged the medial ligaments in his knee and is now unlikely to play any further part this campaign.
“The scan confirmed our worst fears,” admitted Pools’ Head Physio Ian Gallagher.
“Andrew has now returned to Sunderland for treatment but the nature of the injury means it’s doubtful that he will be able to play again this season.”
Nelson’s appearance on Saturday was his fourth in a Pools shirt after he started in the three previous games after arriving on loan and boss Dave Jones was left disappointed by the news.
“It’s so unfortunate for Andrew and for us,” Jones admitted.
“He’s come here looking to gain some senior experience, had done well in the games he’s played and has slotted in well with the rest of the lads.
“As is the nature of football, this will offer an opportunity for someone else to show what they can do for us and we wish Andrew all the best in his recovery.”