AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley is crossing his fingers amid fears Jon Meades’ season may be over.
The former Cardiff prospect was stretchered off just 10 minutes into last night’s 2-0 win at already-relegated Dagenham & Redbridge after turning his ankle on the far touchline following an innocuous looking challenge.
He later hobbled out of Victoria Road without the aid of crutches and scans will be needed to confirm the extent of any damage, but Ardley revealed his player had immediately feared the worst.
“Jon immediately felt it was very serious,” said Ardley.
“His first reaction was ‘that’s me done I’m out of all the remaining games,’ but let’s hope it is not that.
“The pain has dulled down a bit since then, so he is feeling a little more confident about it now, but we won’t know what he has actually done until the scan.
This latest set-back for Meades comes just 72 hours after he sustained shoulder and eye injuries after being on the receiving end of an apparent elbow from Sonny Bradley in Saturday’s 1-0 home win over Crawley.
He started the game at Daggers with his shoulder strapped as a result of the incident for which Bradley escaped punishment.
“They are all warriors the boys,” added Dons boss Ardley.
“Everyone is desperate to be on that pitch, so we are hopeful Jon won’t be too serious, but at the same time Callum (Kennedy) did a great job when he came on.”