Date: 28th September 2006 at 3:56pm
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Hartlepool United have been dealt a double blow with news that Tony Sweeney and Michael Proctor are set for a spell on the sidelines through injury.

Midfielder Sweeney left the pitch after just 35 minutes of Tuesday nights stunning 4-1 win over Grimsby Town. Sweeney has suffered collateral medial ligament damage and looks set to be out for around a month.

Meanwhile striker Proctor who has already been out of action for around a month has undergone surgery to remove cartilage from around his knee and will be sidelined until around Christmas time.

Pools gaffer Danny Wilson told the Hartlepool Mail:

‘Tony is looking at about three or four weeks out, it is a blow but it is not as bad as it could’ve been and hopefully he will be back before we know it.

Michael has had surgery and it is a shame for him but he had to get it done. It is not nice to get injuries but we have a good squad here.’

Whilst the Sweeney injury is a big blow recent signing Willie Boland is an ideal replacement. He now looks set for get an extended run in the side whilst Sweeney is out of action. Michael Proctor’s absence is less worrying as the partnership of Joel Porter and Jon Daly is gaining a greater understanding by the minute these days.