NEW Argyle signing Jamie Lowry is set to miss the opening two and a half months of the season.Jamie, 25, damaged ankle ligaments in the Pilgrims’ 1-0 victory at Truro on July 24.
“It is disappointing,” said manager Carl Fletcher. “He’s settled in lovely. He’s a good player, a good lad, and I am really disappointed for him. We are looking at about three months, I think.
“It’s important we keep him involved and keep his morale high because it can be tough when you see the other lads out there, playing, and you’re stuck in the gym with the physio.
“He’s come to a new club, where he wants to do well, and has made a good impression. It is unfortunate that this has happened.”
Signs did not look good when he was detained overnight then in Treliske Hospital, and a scan a week later – after the swelling had sufficiently dissipated – confirmed that the injury was as bad as first feared.
“It is one of those freak injuries you get in football,” said Fletch. “The consultant said he was unlucky not to have a fracture in his ankle. In a way, that’s a bonus.
“He actually dislocated his ankle as he went down, which is what tore the ligaments.”
Cornishman Jamie joined the Pilgrims in the summer following his release by Chesterfield, and had played only 85 minutes of two pre-season games before coming off worst in a challenge with former Pilgrim Stewart Yetton at Truro.
A talented player who can fill a number of roles, Jamie was playing right-back at the time of his injury.
His injury absence and that of last season’s regular right-back, Durrell Berry, leaves Fletch without a natural fill for the position.