Career-ending injury for goalkeeper

By Paul Rickett | 02/11/2017

Career-ending injury for goalkeeper
CAREER-ender, Swallownest keeper Jamie King suffers a broken leg at Armthorpe. Picture courtesy Armthorpe Welfare.

THE injury hoodoo at a Rotherham-area non-league club has continued with a third injury to a goalkeeper inside a month.

Swallownest goalkeeper Jamie King says his career is over after breaking his leg just 11 minutes into his team’s game with Armthorpe Welfare.

Dad-of-two King (36) broke his tibia and fibula following a 50/50 challenge on the edge of his penalty area following a long ball from the visitors.

He is the third Swallownest goalkeeper to be injured in their last four games after Jim Pollard also broke his leg and Darryl Johnson pulled his hamstring.

King said: “It was just a total 50/50 challenge. There was a long ball over the top and their striker came chasing through and I came to the edge of my box and the striker slid in at the same time.

“It was a collision of bodies — there was no malice in it whatsoever it was just a dead honest challenge but unfortunately he was nearly a foot taller than me.”

King, who helped Swallownest to their undefeated County Senior league win in 2010/11, only signed for the club following the departure of former manager Lee Needham last month.
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