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27 April 2018

Shrimps’ forward Garry Thompson is expected to be out until Christmas following his Achilles Tendon rupture in Morecambe’s defeat at Crewe Alexandra last Saturday.

Thompson was stretchered off in the 14th minute after sustaining the injury and immediately signalling to the dugout that he was in severe discomfort.

“I had a wave of emotions because I knew I’d done something serious. I just wanted to get off the pitch so I was crawling towards the bench,” said Thompson.

“It’s strange because in the game, bizarrely I felt the best I have done in a long time. It was a lovely day and I felt sharp, it’s just one of those things though.

“I had all my strappings on so it wasn’t until Gaz (Gareth Thomas) had a look in the changing rooms that we knew the extent of it but there was such a loud crack at the time I feared the worst.

“I’m glad it happened on the pitch in a game rather than in training or something like that, it was for a meaningful cause.

“I go in today for the operation and then it’s just about making sure I do my best to get back to where I was.

“I just want to concentrate on getting myself back and I’ll know myself when I’m ready.”

Boss Jim Bentley said; "It's a devestating blow for Garry and the team.

"He's a well respected person within the football club and everyone wishes him a speedy recovery."

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