Ducks keeper ruled out until new year after dislocating shoulder

Ducks keeper Jack Sillitoe is out for up to three months
Ducks keeper Jack Sillitoe is out for up to three months

Jack Sillitoe’s remarkable record of not missing a Ducks game for two years has come to an end after the keeper had his shoulder reset and was ruled out for up to three months.

Fans’ favourite Sillitoe spent several hours in hospital after dislocating his shoulder during Monday night’s fine 4-2 Red Insure Cup win over Hemel.

And the club has confirmed that early indications are he will miss the next two to three months of the season, although more will be known once he has seen a specialist.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “It is typical that the injury was sustained making yet another spectacular save for the Ducks cause, by a player who has not missed a game in two years.

“We wish Jack a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back between the sticks again.”

Sillitoe, Aylesbury born and bred, joins the growing list of players who have suffered or are suffering lengthy injuries this season, including John Mulholland, Louis Austin, Stacey Field, Lee Grace, Steve Hatch and Lee Bircham who is also still recovering from last season’s leg break.

Meanwhile, defender Shane Wood, who also limped out of the Hemel match, is undergoing tests in hospital on his knee injury.