Longlevens midfielder’s season comes to an end after suffering knee injury

Longlevens midfielder Jay Kennedy will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2-1 win over Newent Town in the FA Vase. 

Kennedy, who missed large parts of last season due to a string of niggling injuries, had looked to be set for a key role in Craig Martin’s plans after Longlevens lost both Jonty Welch and Dave Rich in the summer.

But after making a challenge on Newent Town’s Jordan Cooper in the first half, the midfielder stayed down and had to be carried off the pitch by teammate Isaac Johns and joint manager Tommy Callinan.

After the game Kennedy was seen walking around Saw Mills with an ice pack taped to his leg and it didn’t seem to be too bad.

However after being assessed at the hospital on Sunday morning, Kennedy confirmed to Severn Sport that his season was effectively over.

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A meeting with the specialists is due to take place in the coming week, with surgery a likely outcome for the Longlevens man.

Kennedy departed the game at 1-1, with Tommy Callinan JR nodding the hosts in front before Jordan Cooper’s stunning equaliser.

Player/manager Craig Martin came off the bench to score the winner, but he will now be missing a key midfielder for the foreseeable future.

Everyone here at Severn Sport would like to wish Jay Kennedy the best in his recovery and we hope to see him back in action as soon as possible!

 

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