Hastings strike ace requires operation

Hastings United Football Club striker Billy Medlock requires an operation on his injured ankle.

Thursday, 21st April 2016, 5:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:01 pm
Hastings United's leading scorer Billy Medlock requires an operation on his injured ankle. Picture courtesy Scott White

As reported by www.hastingsunitedfc.co.uk, it has now been confirmed that Medlock has suffered a rupture of his anterior talofibular ligament.

The ligament needs reconstructing as a consequence, but an operation cannot be undertaken yet due to the excessive swelling and tenderness of his foot.

It is impossible to predict at this stage when Medlock will return to action, although the recovery time from an operation such as the one he requires is likely to be months rather than weeks.

Medlock sustained the injury during United’s 4-2 win at home to Molesey on Saturday April 9, a match in which he had scored twice.

The 24-year-old netted 28 goals in 40 appearances for the U’s after signing for the club in September - the highest by any Hastings player in a season since Terry White in 1999/2000.

His tally includes a five-goal blast against Peacehaven & Telscombe on Easter Monday when he became only the second Hastings player to score five goals in a game since the 1960s.

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