Barrow AFC keeping fingers cross over Yussuf injury

Injury worries: Adi Yussuf hurt his hamstring against Woking CHRIS WEST
Injury worries: Adi Yussuf hurt his hamstring against Woking CHRIS WEST
13 August 2017 12:06PM

BARROW AFC are keeping their fingers crossed striker Adi Yussuf has not damaged his hamstring after ending his afternoon early against Woking.

The forward netted his first goal for the Bluebirds in the 3-0 win at Holker Street, showing all his class with a superb finish to loft the ball over Cards keeper Nathan Baxter.

However, just 15 minutes after that 20th-minute strike, he went down clutching his hamstring. Despite trying to carry on, the 24-year-old Tanzanian was replaced by Dan Cockerline before half-time, and spent the remainder of the half sat in front of the dug-out with ice on his leg.

AFC boss Paul Cox hopes the problem is simply tightness, and a strain or pull, which could see him out of action for at least two weeks.

“We’re hoping it’s just tightness,” said Cox. “If it isn’t, we just have to deal with it and someone is going to get an opportunity, but we are hoping it’s just tightness and that we caught it in time, because as we saw today, when we put the ball in good areas for him, his finishing is excellent at this level of football.”

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