Scarborough Athletic's Luke Porritt relishing return from horrific injury

Luke Porritt is open to returning to Scarborough Athletic once he makes a full recovery from the horrific injuries he suffered during pre-season.

By Daniel Gregory
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:02 am
ON THE ATTACK: Luke Porritt on the ball before his injury

The former Guiseley and Hyde United ace was forced off in the dying stages of Boro’s 1-0 win over Eccleshill United - suffering a broken fibula, torn ankle cartilage and detached muscle from his ankle.

“I’ll be sitting down and talking with Darren [Kelly] soon about it, I’m definitely open to coming back as I really enjoyed my short time with the club,” said Porritt.

“The support was fantastic but I knew it would be having experienced it as an away player.

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Scarborough is a place where you know you’ll get a hostile welcome as an away player - the fans really get behind their team and I experienced it when I signed here.

“I have moved up to Newcastle now and had to change jobs due to the pandemic, and I am also expecting my first child soon, so the travel may end up being an issue - but I have known Darren a long time so we will sit down and have a chat at some point soon no doubt.”

Porritt admits he has struggled at times during his lay-off and doesn’t know how the affected area will react when he attempts to return to training.

“It’s been incredibly tough,” admitted Porritt.

“Football is a release, you go there to forget everything else and enjoy being in the dressing room and with the lads.”

Porritt also admits he started to struggle with the lack of progress in his recovery.

“I was okay at first, I have been injured before so the first few weeks were nothing new to me,” he added.

“It started to become a real struggle as time went on and progress was slow.

“There were times when I struggled to get out of bed the pain was that bad - it’s been tough.

“You could accept receiving a rash challenge during a league games, but in a pre-season friendly it’s just incredibly annoying - particularly as it happened quite late in the game and Darren [Kelly] was about to bring me off anyway.”

On his return, Porritt admits he doesn’t know how his body will hold up and he is awaiting an appointment soon to discover the state of play - he is adamant however that he won’t be retiring regardless.

“If I have to drop down and play Sunday League, I will do that until my body falls to pieces,” added Porritt.

“I love football and I want to stay in the game as long as I possibly can.”