Orient forward Shaun Batt could miss rest of the season

Shaun Batt scores against Brentford earlier this season. Simon O'Connor

Shaun Batt scores against Brentford earlier this season. Simon O'Connor - Credit: Archant

Orient forward Shaun Batt could miss the rest of the season after snapping his hamstring in the win at Gillingham.

The 26-year-old was substituted after 41 minutes, being replaced by Robbie Simpson.

It was his fifth consecutive start thanks to a combination of an ankle injury to Kevin Lisbie and David Mooney’s suspension.

Manager Russell Slade is pessimistic of his chances of playing again this season: “He’s torn his hamstring quite badly.

“We don’t know whether it will require surgery or not. He couldn’t have done much more to it.


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“You’re probably writing him off for most of the rest of the season, if not all of it.”

Batt took to Twitter to confirm the seriousness of his injury: “Seems the news has broke, absolutely devastated to be missing the rest of the season but have every faith in the boys to do what’s needed!”

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