Burgess blow for Diamonds
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rushden & Diamonds midfielder Andy Burgess has suffered a left leg fracture.Rushden & Diamonds have been dealt a major blow with the news that midfielder Andy Burgess has broken his leg.
The 23-year-old, who nearly made a move to League One new boys Swansea City this summer, suffered a fracture to his left leg in Wednesday's pre-season friendly win over Championship side Leicester City.
He needed to be stretchered off in the first half of the 2-0 victory at Nene Park after coming off worse for wear in a challenge with a Leicester player.
Burgess will visit a specialist on Friday to assess the extent of the damage to his broken leg, but it is likely he will be sidelined for several months with the injury.
Meanwhile, West Ham United striker Moses Ashikodi has ended his pre-season trial spell with The Diamonds.