May 18 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Hope Akpan broke the Wimbledon forward’s leg with a rash challenge
AFC Wimbledon have confirmed that striker Jason Prior is likely to have broken his leg in two places during the 1-1 draw with Crawley.
The January signing was rushed to East Surrey Hospital in Redhill after a bad challenge from Hope Akpan and initial indications are bad.
“The feedback so far from the hospital, without the X-ray, is that he has broken both his tibia and fibula,” physio Mike Rayner told the club’s official website.
“He has been put in plaster and is in a lot of pain at the moment.
“He is staying in the hospital and they will decide whether to operate on him tonight or tomorrow.
“We will update everyone as soon as we know more. It is a nasty one, but we will look after Jason.
“We got him back when he had his knee problem and we will get him right again and hopefully he will be back in a Wimbledon shirt in the near future.”
The Crawley midfielder was immediately sent off by referee Darren Drysdale but manager Terry Brown was quick to quash rumours of malicious intent.
“I don’t think there was anything malicious from the boy,” Brown told BBC London. “Prior just gets there before him.
“Obviously it was a sending off but it wasn’t malicious.”
Sammy Moore gave the home side the lead before Gary Alexander levelled for the Red Devils.