Notts County will not know the seriousness of Jimmy Spencer’s injury for 48 hours, says manager Shaun Derry.
In the Magpies’ first pre-season encounter, against Arnold Town at the Eagle Valley Stadium, Spencer twisted awkwardly as he was brought to ground inside the area.
The striker appeared to be in a lot of pain and, following a lengthy assessment, limped off the pitch with the help of medical team duo John Wilson and Rebecca Knight.
Derry is hoping to receive positive news on the number nine, who was such a big player for County at the back end of last season after his arrival from Huddersfield Town.
The gaffer told Magpie Player: “It’s too early at the minute, it was quite an innocuous challenge and there was no kind of harm meant in the challenge.
“I think his foot got planted and it looks as though he’s twisted his knee.
“It’s too early to say and it was really sore when he did it, but it seemed to have settled down to a certain degree.
“It’s a 48-hour calm down and then we’ll assess it then, but it’s worrying, of course it is.
"You don't like to see it, whether it's a young lad picking up a knock or one of your most valuable senior players, but hopefully it's nothing serious."
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