AFC Sudbury suffer second bad break

AFC Sudbury have been dealt a second bad injury blow in the space of a week.

Captain Sam Clarke is expected to be out for around ten weeks after he was stretchered off the pitch during yesterday’s 2-1 Ryman League Division One North win at Harlow Town with what has since been confirmed as a broken arm.

Clarke was in collision with Harlow’s Stanley Muguo as they both went up for the ball. Clarke fell awkwardly to the ground, and it was immediately obvious that he was in a great deal of pain.

He received treatment from both the physios of both teams and was eventually carried off to the dressing room.

A paramedic attended within a few minutes and a further call to the emergency services resulted in an ambulance attending and taking him to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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He was attended to there by a number of staff before his right arm was x-rayed and it was confirmed that his humerus bone (upper arm) was broken.

Clarke was later released but is due to return to see a specialist regarding an operation to mend it. He is likely to be out for around ten weeks.

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The injury came just six days after striker James Baker, last season’s leading scorer, fractured a wrist during last Tuesday’s Ryman League Division One North defeat at Maldon & Tiptree. Baker is expected to be out for several weeks.

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