Kory Roberts Suffers Suspected Double Leg Break

Walsall manager Dean Keates has spoken to the media following his side's three-nil pre-season defeat to Stoke City, and offered an update on the injury status of central defender Kory Roberts, who was stretchered off during the second-half of Saturday's friendly clash.
Keates, who had seen his side defeated by goals from Bojan, Ibrahim Afellay and Peter Crouch, admitted that it looks like 20-year-old Roberts, who made twenty-four appearances during a breakout 2017/18 campaign, has suffered a double leg fracture and is currently being treated at Walsall Manor Hospital.

The gaffer admitted that, if the diagnosis is confirmed, he doesn't expect to see the Birmingham-born defender, who was treated by both sets of medical teams, in the team for the whole of the upcoming League One campaign.

Dean, who was speaking to several members of the local press, said; "He’s gone to the hospital and the early signs from the physio, and from what their staff have said, it doesn’t look great. We think his fibula and tibia have both been broken and he’s gone to A&E now.

"If that’s the case, if we see him again this season it’ll be full credit to the medical department and the lad. We’ll have to see what the initial X-Ray and report come back as."

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