Pirelli Stadium

Next Game

Burton Alb v Hartlepool

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 2

Last Game

Hartlepool 1 - 2 Chesterfld

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 15:07

Sky Bet League 2

Baldwin faces six-week lay-off

Hartlepool teenager Jack Baldwin could be ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

Last Updated: 11/03/13 at 11:42

Jack Baldwin: His season may be over

Jack Baldwin: His season may be over

Scans have confirmed the 19-year-old has damaged medial ligaments in his right knee and he will see a consultant on Monday.

The promising defender, operating in a midfield role in recent weeks, sustained the injury in last week's goalless home draw with Colchester and is expected to be out for up to six weeks.

"It's a blow for us and for Jack because of the form he had been in," Pools manager John Hughes told the club's official website.

"We're hoping that Jack is a quick healer and can be back quicker than expected, but we can't rush him so we'll make sure when he does return that he's 100 per cent right."

Baldwin, who made his first-team breakthrough last season, has started the last nine games, playing a key role in midfield as the club have stepped up their bid to escape relegation.

"It gives the opportunity for others to come in and show what they can do," added Hughes.

"But it is disappointing for Jack given that he had enjoyed a good run in the side."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

Transfer news: Damien Duff already planning for life after Fulham

Damien Duff has confirmed that he will be leaving Fulham this summer and will be going in search of 'something new'.

Premier League: Harry Kane feels youngsters are crucial to Tottenham's cause

Harry Kane believes he and a number of fellow academy graduates are capable of holding down regular roles at Tottenham.

Agent denies Kroos interest

Toni Kroos' agent Volker Struth has denied Manchester United have made an offer for his client, insisting the 24-year-old will stay at Bayern.

Mail Box

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

Worried Liverpool Will Become A Selling Club

Liverpool fans in the mailbox are not too worried about sour grapes from United supporters, but one admits he's scared the Reds could end up selling their best players...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property