Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Injury Crisis Worsens for Tynedale

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Injury Crisis Worsens for Tynedale

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Byline: By Duncan Madsen

Tynedale's injury problems show no sign of lessening as they prepare to travel to Macclesfield for Saturday's National Division Three North clash, (writes Duncan Madsen).

Just when things seemed to be improving, the Corbridge club were hit by a major double blow to in-form full back Will Massey and influential skipper Phil Belgian.

Massey is having a scan on the knee ligament damage he sustained at Darlington Mowden Park but Tynedale fear he will be out of action for the rest of the season, while Belgian is likely to be sidelined for three to four weeks after damaging a hamstring.

On the credit side, hooker Aaron Charlton returns to the squad after sevens weeks' absence with a broken arm and Ben Marshall is back after six weeks with a broken thumb.

In addition, back row Robbie Herdman hopes to be back after five weeks off with a shoulder injury.

Blaydon, one point and one place above Tynedale in the table, are also on their travels with a tiring trip to Leicester Lions. …

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