Suspension for Colchester United debutant Sean Murray and a fractured leg for Jim McAlister

Sean Murray tangles with Blackpool substitute Colin Daniel after his bad foul on Jim McAlister. Murr

Sean Murray tangles with Blackpool substitute Colin Daniel after his bad foul on Jim McAlister. Murray was sent off for the challenge on McAlister, who suffered a fractured tibia. Photo by Richard Blaxall - Credit: Richard Blaxall / Colchester Uni

Sean Murray’s late challenge on Jim McAlister, during yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Bloomfield Road, has left the former facing a suspension and the latter with a fractured leg.

Midfielder Murray, making his U’s debut as a 65th minute substitute following his move from Swindon on transfer deadline day, caught Blackpool right-wing back McAlister with a mis-timed challenge in the fourth minute of stoppage time.

Murray was sent off, and so now faces a three-match suspension, while Blackpool FC confirmed this morning that McAlister had suffered a fractured right tibia.

McAlister was rushed to hospital for scans on the injury last night. He does not need surgery, at least at this stage, and is currently laid-up at home with his right leg in a cast.

Murray immediately sent his apologies to McAlister, after yesterday’s League Two match.


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