Town sweat over Clarke injury

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Huddersfield Town are hoping Nathan Clarke has not suffered a recurrence of his recent knee injury.

Clarke made his comeback after 10 weeks on the sidelines in last Saturday's 3-1 home win over Gillingham.

But the defender took a knock to the knee in the second half and will now undergo an MRI scan on Thursday to determine the extent of the damage.

The League One club are optimistic Clarke has not hurt ligaments, but are reluctant to put a timescale on how long he could be absent.

"Unfortunately for Nathan, the problem is with the same knee that saw him miss 10 weeks," Town physio Lee Martin told the club's official website.

"It would appear that he has damaged his meniscus on the inside of his knee and he may have some capsular damage.

"However, it is very hard to be sure at the moment and this is why he is going for the scan. I am 99 per cent sure that there is no ligament damage.

"It looks to be a very similar injury to the one that kept him out. We are not going to be able to put a timescale on his lay-off until after the scan - to do so now would be a complete guess."