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Raiders' Armstrong set to be out until 2019

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FLYING fullback Anthony Armstrong is unlikely to play again for Raiders in 2018.

Fullback Anthony Armstrong. (www.guernseysportphotography.com)

He left the field during the first half of Guernsey’s defeat to Worthing last week after landing awkwardly when making what looked like an innocuous tackle and yesterday his head coach Jordan Reynolds reported the full extent of the injury.

‘Anthony has dislocated his shoulder, so if everything goes well he could be back after New Year,’ he said.

‘Obviously, it’s a massive blow for us – we just can’t catch any luck at the moment.’

Winger Daley Aremu also failed to reappear for the second half against Worthing, having picked up a foot injury that also restricts him to a spell on the sidelines.

‘Daley hyper-extended his big toe and it’s pretty swollen at the moment, so it will probably be three or four weeks before it settles down,’ Reynolds said.

‘So from what was already a depleted backline, we have lost another two players.

‘The red alert we are on [in terms of an injury crisis] has now gone so red it’s maroon and heading towards black.’

Due to the high number of backs currently unavailable to him, Reynolds will start usual back-rowers Doug Horrocks and Dale Martin in the three-quarters away to Bury St Edmunds tomorrow.

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