Collins relief for Pools
Defender did not break ribs against Glovers
Last Updated: March 26, 2008 12:24pm
Collins: Trouble breathing
Hartlepool United have received a boost after learning Sam Collins did not break any ribs against Yeovil Town.
The defender lasted just 15 minutes of Monday's 2-0 home win after suffering the injury during a heavy fall.
It was feared that Collins had broken ribs in the incident and, although he is doubtful for Saturday's game with Swansea City, it is not a serious problem.
"It's not as bad for Sam as we thought," Wilson told the club's official website.
"We'll have to keep a close eye on him and see how he progresses because at the moment it's his breathing that is the problem."
Richie Barker is also a concern for the weekend's game with League One leaders Swansea after picking up a hamstring injury against Yeovil.