Friday June 01, 2018
BIRMINGHAM are sweating on the fitness of Jack Parkinson-Blackburn ahead of Wednesday’s National League home clash with Eastbourne (7.30).

The 17-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder after being caught by former Brummie Ben Barker while guesting for Redcar at Sheffield on Thursday.

He faces a race against time to be fit for Wednesday’s highly anticipated fixture against the Eagles and Edwards Plumbing Brummies team boss Laurence Rogers says it will be an agonising wait.

“The good news is that x-rays have confirmed there were no breaks anywhere,” Rogers explained.

“The bad news is that his shoulder wouldn’t pop back in and was out for about three hours.

“He lost a sense of feeling in his hand and fingers and the problem has been made worse by the fact that it’s the same shoulder he dislocated last season.

“So it’s not straightforward at all.

“He needs to go back to the fracture clinic and they need to assess if he’s sustained any muscle damage.

“But he also took a hefty bang to his ankle as well so that’s something else we’re waiting on.

“It’s going to be an agonising wait but David (Mason – co-promoter) and I will have to come up with a plan B just in case.”

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