Portsmouth wait for Alex Bass fears to be confirmed after suffering terrible Southend setback

Pompey fear Alex Bass may have aggravated his broken leg.

By Neil Allen
Monday, 1st March 2021, 2:25 pm
Updated Monday, 1st March 2021, 4:17 pm
Alex Bass is to undergo a scan on the leg he previously injured after his Southend setback. Picture: Joe Pepler
Alex Bass is to undergo a scan on the leg he previously injured after his Southend setback. Picture: Joe Pepler

The goalkeeper will this afternoon undergo a scan on the injury which forced him off at half-time on his loan debut at Southend on Saturday.

However, Kenny Jackett has confirmed it’s the same area of the leg which Bass fractured at the start of January in a training ground collision.

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Yet ahead of learning the full extent of the setback, there are legitimate concerns the keeper may have suffered the same injury.

While Southend manager Mark Molesley today claimed Bass’ season could now be over.

Pompey’s boss told The News: ‘Alex Bass has come back from Southend and is getting a scan this afternoon, so we’ll see the extent of his injury.

‘It’s the same foot which he’s had the problems with, but we don’t know any more than that.

‘It wasn’t one particular incident in the game, it just happened on landing, with nobody near him.

‘Although he carried on for the rest of the half, he felt enough to need to come off. We hope that things are not too bad.

‘A scan and an X-Ray this afternoon will give us more information.’

Meanwhile, Tom Naylor (back) and Ellis Harrison (knee) have been given the all-clear after receiving knocks in the 1-1 draw with Gillingham.

They are now expected to start Tuesday night’s trip to managerless Doncaster.

However, James Bolton today failed a fitness test on his ankle, meaning Haji Mnoga is pencilled in to retain his place.

Jackett added: ‘Naylor got a knock on the back, Harrison on his knee, they will be fit.

‘James Bolton is ruled out. He had a fitness test before training this morning, but he still wasn’t right.

‘We don’t think he’s too far away, another few days and every chance he will be fine for the weekend.’

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