Yeovil Town striker Lee Morris is going to be paying a nervous trip to a knee specialist this week, knowing that his future in professional football could hang on the results of that consultation.
Lee injured his knee in the Carling Cup match against Hereford United but hobbled his way through the second half. However he has not played since, and manager Russell Slade has told BBC Somerset Sound tonight that the club are concerned that it could be a cruciate ligament injury, and with Morris having already had that knee operated upon for the same injury before he came to Yeovil, such a diagnosis could mean curtains for Lee:
"The worst scenario is that it could actually finish Lee's career. That's how severe it could be - that is the worst scenario. I don't think there are many players who can come back from a second cruciate ligament injury. The specialist that he is going to has done thousands of them and only one person he knows has ever come back in the history of him doing them. If this one came back then this would be his second. So you can't get more unlucky than that really."
Obviously Russell is hoping that Lee comes back from his consultation with somewhat happier news. Either way, he is not expecting Lee to be involved for several weeks now:
"The best scenario is that it could be cartilage and it may need tidying up or it may need further rest and that sort of thing would keep him out for another three to four weeks. I don't know for sure as it is difficult for me to pin a timetable down to that one. I'm just guessing a little bit, so we'll just have to wait and see."
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