Humphrey heads back to Bury

Loan winger Chris Humphrey has returned to Bury due to injury.

Humphrey joined the Bluebirds back in January and has made four appearances for us since then.

Chris suffered a problem with his shin earlier in his career and underwent a bone graft to try and alleviate the problem. Unfortunately this is now causing him problems and he returns to Bury to have a scan to investigate the problem.

Speaking to The Mail , manager Ady Pennock said:

β€œHe’s had problems with his shin – four or five years ago, he had a bone graft, and since he has been here, he has never been comfortable.

He has been playing with pain-killers, and the Maidstone game really knocked it on the head. He felt it a lot, with it being on the artificial turf as well.

He has been training with pain and he has been playing with pain, and he has not been the same Chris that I know and that Grant (Holt, the AFC player/coach who played alongside Humphrey at Hibernian last season) knows. Grant knows him very well, and especially after the Torquay game, I said to him that Chris wasn’t right.

But Chris being Chris, he has wanted to battle through, saying it will be all-right, it will be okay. It came to a head after the Maidstone game, because he was in constant pain.

He won’t be ready in the near future, and it’s the bigger picture for Chris – he has to think of his career, more than just a loan spell at Barrow. He’s got to think of himself and his young family.

It might be that he goes back and they say a little bit of rest and a little bit of treatment will make him okay, and he will be back with us. But we’ve just got to play it be ear.”

Everyone at Barrow AFC wish him the best of luck for a quick recovery, and thank him for his efforts in a Barrow shirt since joining us.