Tom Hickey is plotting a return to first-team action with Ryman League Premier Division club….
….Hampton & Richmond Borough by the end of February after revealing the extent of his nasty facial injury.
The midfielder’s nose break in last Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Carshalton Athletic is a real blow to the Beavers with player and club in great form.
He will return to hospital on Monday to get his nose “re-broken” – and must watch on from the sidelines for around six weeks.
Hickey, 20, said: “It’s a real shame, the injury has happened at totally the wrong time as things are going so well at the moment.
“I went straight to the hospital after Saturday’s match and had to wait for the person that specialises in nose and throat problems because it was such a bad break. Now have to wait for swelling to go down and I’m then having it pushed back.
“It’s not nice clearly, and I don’t look my best! It’s frustrating too because I had just returned from suspension, I was really enjoying my football.
“But I’m determined to come back from this at the end of February and hopefully the team will be in a good position when I’m given the all clear to return to action. It will be a long five or six weeks!”
Hampton are back in action tomorrow with a trip to Dulwich Hamlet – joint-manager Darren Powell said the visit to fourth-placed Hamlet will be a big test of how far the team has progressed in recent months.