Hackworth on road to recovery

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Tony Hackworth his mulling over his options after suffering a horrific injury earlier this week.

Hackworth ruptured his Achilles during Pickering Town's friendly against his former club Scarborough Athletic, leaving him settee-bound.

The 36-year-old will be in Scarborough Hospital today undergoing an operation to pin his Achilles back together, after that it is all about recuperation.

He said: "I just pushed off towards the ball and it went. I was in absolute agony.

"I've had problems with my Achilles since I was at Scarborough, but it seemed to have sorted itself out.

"It is frustrating because I'd spent a lot of time getting fit for this season and I was looking forward to my football again.

"I wasn't overly keen on coming back and playing after nearly a year out, but Denny Ingram and Paul Marshall talked me round and as soon as I got down to training I started enjoying it.

"I'm going in for an operation and I've been told that in a few months I'll be back up and running again.

"It is a case of pinning my Achilles back together and then gradually stretching it out. So it will take some recovering from.

"I'd like to thank Scarborough Hospital because they have been great and have helped me no end.

"I'm not sure about the future and whether I'll be playing again, we'll just have to see how the operation goes.

"As I said I was enjoying my football, but when something like this happens it makes you think."