Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vipers Stung by Loss of Morgan

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Vipers Stung by Loss of Morgan

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Newcastle Vipers ace Cory Morgan will have to sit out this weekend's crucial Elite League double-header due to a groin strain.

The in-form Morgan sustained the injury in training yesterday and misses the games against Coventry Blaze and Sheffield Steelers.

Vipers' player-coach Rob Wilson, though, remains upbeat about his team's chances despite the blow.

He said: "It is unfortunate as Cory has been on fire for us and he will be a big miss.

"We came off the back of two positive wins at the weekend and we went into training this week looking for solid sessions to make sure we were ready for the weekend.

"With our confidence high maybe a lot of the guys were pushing hard and Cory just felt it go.

"I know he is very disappointed, but at least this has not happened in the run up to play-offs like last season."

Wilson added: "We played well without Rod Hinks at the weekend, so even though it is a bit of a blow to lose Cory I am more than confident we can get the two wins. …

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