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Injury may end Pitcher’s season

Not looking good: Pitcher hurt his knee in a bike accident (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

OJ Pitcher is recovering from a knee injury after being involved in a bike accident the day after Cup Match.

The St George’s captain was involved in a crash in Paget on Saturday night, colliding with a car at the Paget roundabout, and being left with a knee injury and minor scrapes to his chin and forehead.

Pitcher, who went to the doctor yesterday, is due to go for an MRI tomorrow to determine if there is any ligament damage to his knee.

The accident caused some concerns in the St David’s community with the possibility that their captain could miss the second round of the Eastern Counties on August 13 against holders Cleveland at Sea Breeze Oval.

“To be honest right now it doesn’t look too good, but once I get the MRI I’ll know exactly what’s wrong,” said the St David’s captain yesterday. “I had an X-Ray the other night and there wasn’t anything broken.

“They recommended I go and get it checked a few days after which was today and the doctor suggested an MRI because he could see where it is still swollen and painful. I hope there isn’t any serious ligament damage, if there is that could take a while. The impact jammed my knee into the front of the bike.”

The accident came the day after Pitcher’s team had to settle for a draw in Cup Match. It will rule him out of Sunday’s Premier Division match against Willow Cuts. “I can’t bend it properly, it’s definitely touch and go,” Pitcher said. “I hope there isn’t any ligament damage, otherwise that could take a while, four to six weeks.

“Because we’ve dedicated so much to this season, the league, Cup Match and county, it really hurts, knowing the current situation I’m in. I just have to hope for the best.”