Gorman joins Walker on Borough treatment table

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Eastbourne Borough have been hit with a double dose of bad injury news after Charlie Gorman was ruled out for at least six weeks, while James Walker’s return to fitness has been delayed.

Gorman was carried off the field on a stretcher during the side’s 1-0 defeat to Sutton United on Saturday and while his injury has yet to be fully assessed, he will be out of action until early December at least.

Borough boss Tommy Widdrington said, “Other than the result on Saturday, one thing I was bitterly disappointed about was the injury to Charlie Gorman.

“He’s picked up a problem to his knee and we will have it properly looked at but now it’s just a matter of waiting for the results to determine just how long he’ll be out.”

The midfielder joins absent striker Walker on the treatment table as he also continues to recover from a knee injury picked up five minutes into his international debut for Antigua and Barbuda in early September.

Widdrington said, “We’d hoped he’d be back early November but for some reason or another, that’s been delayed.

“But, as I’ve said before, we will always try to do the best with what we’ve got available.”