Disappointment for Hornchurch striker Tuohy after injury blow

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 August 2013

Hornchurch's Martin Tuohy faces eight weeks out with his knee injury. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Hornchurch's Martin Tuohy faces eight weeks out with his knee injury. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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Hornchurch striker Martin Tuohy admits his frustration at being forced to play a supporting role after it was revealed his knee injury will keep him out for two months.

Scans revealed the injury to be worse than he had hoped, after picking up the injury in a tackle against Cambridge City in the pre-season friendly between the two sides on July 23.

And now Tuohy will be restricted to watching from the sidelines as the Urchins look to continue their solid start to the Ryman Premier season today against Lowestoft Town

“I’m not known for my tackling but it was a bad one and I knew I had done something serious immediately,” said Tuohy.

“I’m really disappointed, deep down I knew it could be bad but you always hope it wasn’t going to be as serious as what it has turned out to be.

“I’m not a great watcher of football either but I’ll be there to support the boys. It’s the most frustrating thing for a footballer.”

He won’t be there today due to another scan on the knee but when he does make his return he hopes he can prove a welcome boost to Jimmy McFarlane’s side.

“I’don’t want to rush myself back, that’s the worst thing you can do and you can often make it worse,” he added.

“I’ve been doing other exercises to make sure I stay as fit as I possibly can be but hopefully I can come back and make a difference.”

Urchins’ new signing Sam Lechmere is on the comeback trail from a similar injury and Tuohy admits it’s nice to have someone there for advice as and when he needs it.

“Sam’s just coming back from a similar injury and it’s taken him about seven weeks to where he is now,” said Tuohy.

“It’s good to have him to call upon if I need it, he knows the frustration I am experiencing.

“He’s already told me it requires a lot of hard work to get back and I know it’ll be difficult but I am confident I can come back from it and continue where I left off.”

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