Yesterday, at the Community Stadium, Colchester, Luton`s hopes of winning the League Two title were dealt a huge blow when they were beaten by Colchester United.
However, with the business end of the season now upon us, the Hatters were dealt another huge blow when Luke Berry was carried off on a stretcher just minutes into the game.
The free-scoring midfielder, signed from Cambridge United in the summer transfer window, appeared to hurt himself in an early challenge with the Colchester United midfielder, Tom Lapslie.
The initial diagnosis, from the club, is that Berry dislocated his left ankle, however, there are further fears that the 25-year-old has also suffered an ankle fracture and possible ligament damage.
Talking to the BBC about his player, after the match, the Hatters boss, Nathan Jones, had this to say,
‘He’s been transferred to hospital in Ipswich because the specialist is there.
‘I don’t know the full extent of everything that needs to be done, but the good thing is there’s no leg break, it’s just a dislocation.
‘But it’ll be ligaments so it’ll be a length of time before we get him back. It’s a sad one really, the innocuous ones tend to be the worst.’
The Hatters will miss the attributes Berry brings to the side, with the former Cambridge man having netted 7 times this season, as they approach the remaining games that will determine their destiny for next season.
Our best wishes go to Luke for a speedy recovery.