As the Shrimps close in on the midway stage of the season, the Club's medical team are on hand to report the latest injury news.
Both Ryan Delaney and Scott Wootton were forced off during our recent Sky Bet League One clash at Portsmouth, and whilst the former is back fit and raring to go, the latter is facing a spell on the side-line after a muscle injury.
“He [Wootton] pulled his rec fem [rectus femoris], which is his thigh muscle, kicking the ball,” Farnworth said.
“He’ll be out for a while, he had a grade two rec fem, so it’ll be up to four weeks post-injury before he gets back playing, he’s rehabbing today, he’s in the gym.
“He’s progressing well.”
Youngster Freddie Price has been forced out of action for three months after a freak training ground accident.
“We were training down on the astro turf last week and a ball got volleyed in his face from about two yards, a horrendous blow to his face.
“Luckily we got him off to hospital, he was unconscious for five minutes plus, which is quite scary really.
“He’s had all the necessary scans, he’s seen all the neurologists and the news is good really, he won’t play football for three months, he had quite a bad brain injury, but he will get a full recovery and he’ll be back playing in about three months’ time.
“It’s good news, even though it was a very nasty incident.”
Striker Courtney Duffus also finds himself on the injury list after requiring knee surgery to relieve a source of pain which stemmed because of a previous injury earlier in his career.
Farnworth continued: “He’s been getting problems with his knee, and we weren’t sure why that had occurred, we got him scanned and he had some loose bodies in the knee.
“He had a previous ACL repair with Andy Williams many years ago, four or five years ago, and they think it might be debris following that.
Speaking on Duffus’ expected time to return to action, first-team sports rehabilitator Oliver Howse said: “We’re looking at a few weeks now he’s had his minor op just to clear all the loose bodies out of his knee.
“We’ve got a couple of weeks of rehab, but it shouldn’t be too long.
“He’s got his stitches in for 10 days and once they come out, we can actually start using his joint movement.”