Belt hopes to return in weeks

Bridlington Town v Scarborough Athletic

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Full back Frank Belt hopes to return to action before the end of the season after his sickening injury in the derby match.

Full back Frank Belt hopes to return to action before the end of the season after his sickening arm injury in the Bridlington Town v Scarborough Athletic derby match.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance at the end of the game, after landing awkwardly near the corner flag two minutes from time.

He said: “The injury came about so fast to me, I can hardly even remember much about doing it. What I do remember is trying really hard to stop the cross from Ryan Blott so that he didn’t put us under any pressure. I succeeded with that but then I realised that I had done something really bad to my arm.

“As soon as I went down I heard a snap and thought straight away that I had broke my arm. Blotty was standing over me at the time reassuring me that I hadn’t and that everything was going to be fine.

“I kept on looking at my arm as I was on the ground realising that I had done something majorly wrong. A big chunk of my elbow was twisted right round towards my body and just seemed to me that it was a bad break.

“However, In the end Ryan was right and I didn’t break my arm although as soon as the nurse took one look at it he said I had broken my elbow and may need an operation but that wasn’t the case either.

“It was just a severe dislocation of the left elbow along with some ligament damage. The doctors have told me I should be back to it within three weeks.

“I have been given light exercises to do, along with plenty of rest. so I’m back on the mend already and looking forward to turning out once again for my hometown club.

“I’d like to thank my own club along with Scarborough Athletic as everyone has been great towards me. Paul Fraser and Scott Phillips were a major help, as too were Karen and Sam of Scarborough.

“The messages I have received from both sets of fans and players via twitter and texts have been really touching.”