Worthing winger Sparks suffers suspected fractured ankle

Winger Harvey Sparks suffered a suspected fractured ankle during Worthing Football Club's pre-season friendly against Worthing United at Woodside Road last night.

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 4:08 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 3:25 am
Harvey Sparks in action for Worthing last season. Picture by Marcus Hoare

Second-half strikes from Lloyd Dawes and Jack Newhouse cancelled out Joel Colbran's first-half effort as Worthing ran out 2-1 winners to retain the Malcolm Gamlen Trophy.

Worthing winger Sparks netted eight times last pre-season for Worthing but lasted just 50 minutes of their opening friendly this term.

After an innocuous incident, Sparks was forced to leave the field, he told worthingfc.com: "I just caught it with someone. It wasn't even a challenge really and I didn't think I landed on it very badly. He got the ball, ran off and I just caught it."

Sparks went for an X-ray straight after the game, with scans showing cracks in his ankle, although it is still not confirmed whether it is broken.

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