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Tough break for Raiders

PUBLISHED: 16:45 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:45 05 January 2016

Liam Chong (centre) celebrates a goal with London Raiders team-mates (pic: John Scott)

Liam Chong (centre) celebrates a goal with London Raiders team-mates (pic: John Scott)

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Chong suffers broken thumb

London Raiders could be without influential forward Liam Chong for a period of time due to injury.

Assistant captain Chong has scored 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) in 24 matches so far this season, despite playing on defence for several matches.

Only imports Marek Nahlik (42) and Michal Oravec (31), captain Tom Davis (29) and Mason Webster (25) have more points to their names so far this season, but Chong could now be sidelined after picking up an injury during Saturday’s 4-2 home defeat against the Isle of Wight.

The Lee Valley-based club have yet to make an official announcement about Chong’s fitness, but the 23-year-old tweeted: “A new year wouldn’t be the same without a trip to A&E...oh, and a broken thumb. Road to recovery starts again.”

Raiders are due to host Chelmsford on Saturday in the cup, before a National League fixture away at improving Oxford on Sunday.

And the loss of Chong would be a significant blow as they look to maintain their place in the top six in the new year.

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