Morecambe fear Murphy injury is serious

Peter Murphy. Picture: Matt RushtonPeter Murphy. Picture: Matt Rushton
Peter Murphy. Picture: Matt Rushton
Morecambe have been dealt a major early injury blow after new captain Peter Murphy limped out of their opening day defeat at Hartlepool.

The former Wycombe man picked up a knee injury in a hard, 50-50 challenge just seven minutes into the game.

He left Victoria Park on crutches wearing a knee brace with the club hopeful he can have a scan on Sunday or Monday.

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Boss Jim Bentley said: “He’s never been injured in his career and he’s left the ground on crutches with a knee brace on.

“He’s a big player for us. He only got the captaincy on Thursday.

“I feel sorry for Peter and I feel sorry for the group because he’s a big player for us.

“Hopefully after he has a scan the injury isn’t as bad as first feared but it’s not looking great.”