Good news for Mansfield Town defender Thompson over broken leg scare

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STAGS defender John Thompson did not break his leg during Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Cambridge, as was first feared.

Thompson missed most of last season after suffering a horrific facial injury in a pre-season friendly.

Fans and the club feared the worst when he was stetchered off on Saturday, with a probable broken leg the initial thoughts.

But late on Saturday night the Mansfield Town defender revealed on his Twitter account that his shin pad had saved him from a more serious injury and that he had suffered severe bruising.

He wrote: “Leg not broken, just heavy bone bruising! My shin pad saved me, buzzing!”