Huddersfield Town captain Peter Clarke is set for a longer lay-off than initially expected due to the injury he picked up against Birmingham City.

The central defender strained a medial ligament following a challenge with Birmingham striker Jesse Lingard in the third minute of the 3-1 loss .

Clarke's Town teammate Keith Southern apologised for the ball that played Clark into trouble .

It was initially feared Clarke could be out for four to eight weeks with the injury but following a scan and examination by a specialistm it has now been revealed the former Everton man could be out for up to three months, with the first six weeks spent wearing a protective cast on his leg.


Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins said: “The news is disappointing for Peter Clarke and the club because he has been a virtual ever present and a very strong influence on the team since I took charge.

"It is a big blow for everyone concerned.

“Peter has the character to come back quicker than expected and it wouldn’t surprise me if he did. Although we can’t put an exact timescale on his return, it will be somewhere in the region of 10-12 weeks.”