Blinkhorn facing quandary
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Matthew Blinkhorn could be set to spend the rest of the season on the sidelines.Blackpool striker Matthew Blinkhorn could be set to spend the rest of the season on the sidelines.
The 19-year-old dislocated his shoulder against Port Vale at the beginning of the month.
He now has to decide whether to play on - risking the injury again - or have surgery which will mean he misses the rest of the campaign.
"I've got to decide whether or not to have an operation which would keep me out for the season," said Blinkhorn.
"If I don't I can play on but there's a higher risk of it popping back out again.
"I've been speaking to a lot of people about it. The physio Phil Horner has given me a lot of advice and it's 50-50 really."
Blinkhorn had been enjoying an extended run in Colin Hendry's first team, but now he must decide whether to have surgery or risk playing on.