Jayson Leutwiler: Shrewsbury keeper suffers bad facial injury

Jayson Leutwiler
Leutwiler made five apperarances for Middlesbrough before joining Shrewsbury Town in June 2014

Shrewsbury goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler will miss Saturday's League One game at Peterborough after suffering a broken nose and concussion in their FA Cup second round 0-0 draw at Grimsby.

Leutwiler, 26, was stretchered off after a collision with a Grimsby player in the 38th minute of Monday's tie.

"He's taken a really nasty one to the face but we'll make sure he's looked after," said Town boss Micky Mellon.

"But it was a brave save at an important time for us."

The former Middlesbrough keeper is also likely to miss the replay with the Mariners on 15 December.

Back-up keeper Mark Halstead, who came in for four matches after Leutwiler suffered a back injury in September, will again deputise.

"Jayson will probably have to see a consultant in regards to his nose and whether he needs an operation or not," said Shrewsbury physio Chris Skitt. "When he does come back you will see him wearing a mask to protect his nose for a while."

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