INJURY CRISIS WORSENS
Larkin out for 4 weeks, Christie going for an x-ray, Hassell having another op
MANSFIELD Town's injury crisis took yet another turn for the worse last night when strikeforce Colin Larkin and Iyseden Christie suffered new problems.
And that came on the same day it was decided full back Bobby Hassell will undergo an exploratory operation on Monday.
Larkin, who has already had a lengthy lay-off this season with a pulled hamstring, suffered a first half recurrence of the injury in last night's 4-0 home LDV Vans Trophy defeat by Crewe.
That will probably keep him out for a month.
And Christie is going for an X-ray today on his swollen foot to see if it is just badly bruised or if there is a broken bone.
Overworked physio Barry Statham now has 10 players in his treatment queue.
Hassell has played only once all season with his knee injury and, although the original problem seems to have cleared up, he is still struggling and the exploratory operation should find what it holding him back.
Another setback against Crewe was a fifth booking of the season for skipper Neil Moore which means he will miss the local derby at Notts County in two weeks time.
Stags' struggling opponents for this coming Saturday, Swindon Town, hammered Southend 6-1 in their LDV tie last night.
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