Townsend blow for Cumbrians

Last Updated: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:51

Carlisle manager Graham Kavanagh could be forced into the loan market following news defender Conor Townsend has broken a bone in his foot.

Townsend, on loan from Hull, sustained the injury during a training session in the gym and could be sidelined for up to six weeks.

The 20-year-old has fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

Fellow defender Chris Chantler, who has recently worked his way back from a long-term ankle problem, sustained an injury to his other ankle in a reserve-team game against Fleetwood this week and is awaiting the results of a scan.

The double blow leaves Kavanagh short of cover at left-back, with the versatile Matty Robson expected to resume in that position in Saturday's home game against Colchester.

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