Rafferty hand injury rocks Pools

06 September 2010 11:39
Hartlepool United will be without goalkeeper Andy Rafferty for a minimum of three months after he broke two bones in a finger last week.Rafferty, 22, will undergo surgery to correct the breaks, leaving stand-in boss Mick Wadsworth with one first-team goalkeeper in Scott Flinders. [LNB]"It's a blow for us and for Andy," Mick Wadsworth told the club website. [LNB]"With goalkeepers you have to take hand injuries very seriously so he'll have the operation quickly." [LNB]Wadsworth added: "He'll then be given the best in treatment as he recovers." [LNB]"Andy has come in and worked extremely hard in pre season and we were seeing some great signs of development."

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