The club can confirm that recent signing Danny East suffered a ruptured Achilles in training last Tuesday.
Alongside Sport Rehabilitator Tally Clayton, he attended Leeds General Infirmary before undergoing surgery to reattach the tendon at Spire Hospital in Leeds last Thursday.
The surgery was successful and Danny is now recovering well at home. Although a major setback for Danny, who has been plagued by injuries in the past, he remains positive and will be an integral part of the dressing room throughout the season. He is aiming to return for the second half of the National League North campaign.
On a more positive note, the club are delighted to welcome Danny to the Horsfall College of Sport as a coach, where he will look to pass his vast experience and knowledge on to the scholars. The former Hull City and Portsmouth defender will work closely with the blossoming Academy, which has already enabled four scholars to make first-team appearances in pre-season.
The club would like to wish Danny a speedy recovery but are delighted to welcome him to the Academy’s coaching team.