The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
SKYE FEAR THE WORST OVER INJURY TO MACDONALD
Skye are waiting to see if their worst fears are confirmed and that commanding full-back Ally Macdonald requires cruciate ligament surgery.
Macdonald was on crutches after being injured last week.
Manager John MacLeod said: “We’re waiting for the swelling to go down to allow a scan.
“It looks like cruciate trouble, which would mean a long-term absence and not playing again this season but we won’t know for sure until the scan results.
“It’s a really massive blow for us as Ally has been one of our most consistent performers over the past five or six years.”
John Gillies may move to full-back for tomorrow’s home Premiership game with Kingussie as Skye, who have Struart Grant and Ruaridh MacLeod back, chase their first victory.
The trip to Portree comes a week too soon for Lee Bain and Kingussie manager John Gibson, whose team has scored two goals in five games, said: “It’s frustrating that our performances are good but we’re not taking chances. But goals will come.”