Broughty Athletic reserve goalkeeper John Sinclair has been ruled out for the next several weeks or more with a fractured ankle injury after coming off injured towards the end of Wednesday night’s local friendly win over Dundee Violet at the GA Arena.

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John was playing the whole game along with several other first-team fringe players to keep their match fitness levels up when the injury struck, he was making a standard save and caught his foot on the surface whilst being challenged. He managed to hobble on for the next couple of minutes after some treatment but realized something more sinister was wrong. He was eventually carried off the park with an Ambulance called by the Fed Physio team.

After speaking with the Fed’s goalkeeping coach, Mark Murray, he had this to say about John’s injury…

John received a mid severity break outside of the ankle, so hopefully no lasting damage once it’s healed, but this is all subject to being checked over again by the doctors later today. His swollen foot is in a plaster cast for the next few weeks for sure. All going well and hopefully with a bit of good news from the doctors, John could hopefully be back building his training up within several weeks.

He’s a great young keeper we have here at the club, a superb backup keeper to Iain Ross, and he was just making a routine save after a defensive mistake when he hurt himself. Everyone at the club is gutted for him and wish a speedy recovery…”