Injury setback for Otley's Ball

Alex Ball suffered fractured cheekbone

Alex Ball suffered fractured cheekbone

First published in Sport Wharfedale Observer: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Reporter

Otley have suffered a blow with the news that flanker Alex Ball has fractured a cheekbone.

The 23-year-old was injured in the 25th minute of the Cross Greeners’ SSE National League Two North match at home to Hull last Saturday.

Otley’s interim director of rugby Ryan Duckett said: “We expect Alex, who was concussed after the incident when he connected with the ball-carrier’s knee, to be out for six weeks.

“They had to wait for the swelling to go down before they could examine him but the good thing is that he doesn’t need an operation.

“When I broke my cheekbone, I did need an operation and was out for 12 weeks.”

Otley’s first team, who have played 19 league matches, are without a game on Saturday.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree