ARGYLE captain Curtis Nelson is set to sit out the Pilgrims’ Christmas and New Year fixtures following his elbow injury at Northampton on Saturday.However, scans have shown that the left elbow which he damaged in the dying moments at Sixfields is not broken and will not require an operation.
Central defender Curtis, 21, saw Plymouth upper limb specialist Andy Murphy to assess the full extent of the injury which came about after an awkward fall in his own penalty area as the Pilgrims clung on for a 3-2 victory.
Andy, who also attended Curtis’s team-mate Ben Purrington when the fellow defender broke his wrist earlier this year, was able to tell him that, although the elbow had dislocated, there was no fracture.
Argyle physio Paul Atkinson said: “The elbow is badly swollen, and the swelling is in soft tissue around the joint.
“This impacts on the mobility and strength of the elbow, which he obviously needs.
“We will not be able to make a full assessment until the swelling has gone down, but there is no fracture and the prognosis at this stage is recovery will take three-four weeks.”