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Devastating news following Play-off Final injury

In May the NCEL Division One play-off final between Grimsby Borough and Eccleshill United took over three hours to complete with the brad-based side edging an enthralling game 3-2.

However, one of the biggest talking points was the injury to Eagles defender Scott Manning, following a challenge on the far side during the first half.

Medics were called and eventually, after an hour wait, Scott was rushed to hospital with a broken leg.

Since then the road to recovery has not been good, with complications in the preceding weeks which has left Scott unable to return to football.

He has released the following statement on the club’s official website, “I am writing this to inform everyone that I will unfortunately not be returning to playing football, as the surgeon thinks I will not make a full recovery. I still have a frame on my leg and have had a few setbacks due to the frame causing blood infections.

This has also affected my job, as I am only allowed eight weeks off sick.

I’d like to wish the whole club all the success in the future and I’ll be sure to pop up every now and again to watch the lads, and may bring my little boy too. I still see some of the Leeds lads and keep in contact with the boys which keeps me sane.

The LGI (Leeds General Infirmary) deserve a special mention as their care and effort from day one has been faultless, and I am very grateful to them.

Thank you in particular to club chairman Adrian Benson also, for everything he has done for me and to the club in general for their support in such a tough time.

Thank you,
Scott Manning”

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