Azkals' Etheridge suffers injury
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals' top goalkeeper Neil Etheridge suffered a leg injury while playing on loan for Crewe Alexandra FC at the English football League One.
The Filipino-British injured his quad muscle while making a final clearance against their opponents' attempt during their recent 1-0 win over Crawley Town.
“Neil has had a scan after suffering a strain in his quad muscle. He sustained it by making the final kick of the game,” team coach Steve Davis said in Crewe Alexandra’s official website.
Etheridge is officially with the English Premier League’s Fulham FC, which loaned him to Crewe Alexandra.
Davis rued Etheridge’s injury as the Fil-Brit keeper has showed some defensive might for Crewe Alexandra.
He hopes the keeper's injury heals soon.
“We are waiting for the scan results but if he has suffered that type of injury it could be 3-5 weeks maximum. We will know more today,” he said.
“We will have to see but if he is ruled and his loan deal had to come to a premature end then that would be a blow for us, because he was playing well and improving with every appearance.”