South Shields midfielder Adam Sakr is expected to be out for up to a fortnight following injuries picked up in Saturday’s game against Ryhope CW.
The winger was knocked out cold for 20 seconds, and also suffered a dislocated shoulder, spinal pain and heavy bruising after a collision with visiting goalkeeper Christopher Rookes.
However, he is set to be back in contention within one or two weeks, and is delighted the injury is not too serious.
Sakr said: “My shoulder had definitely come out of place, which the doctors can tell due to the damage to the muscle.
“I’ve also got badly bruised muscles in my shoulder, neck and chest, but it’s nothing serious.
“I also had to get my lip stitched where it was cut, but I should be back fit when the pains go in a week or two.
“I’m just glad it’s nothing too bad, and won’t be an injury to keep me out for a lengthy time.
“I couldn’t be more appreciative for all of the kind messages I’ve received.”
Manager Jon King said: “The lad had a dislocated shoulder. After he went back to hospital for tests, he was told he could be back playing in one or two weeks, which is almost unbelievable really, but we won’t rush him back.
“We’ll see how he does and ease him back into it. It’s great that it isn’t too serious, as it could have been a lot worse.
“Credit to both physios, including Ryhope’s Jo Ann Kaye, who stayed with Andy Morris and Adam throughout the 90-minute ordeal.”
Meanwhile, the league game against Ryhope which was abandoned because of Adam’s injury will now take place on Tuesday, October 6 at Mariners Park.
By Daniel Prince
South Shields’ game against Ryhope CW was abandoned on Saturday following an injury to Mariners midfielder Adam Sakr.
In the video above, see the incident which led to the abandonment, while physio Andrew Morris also speaks about what happened.