Torquay midfielder Ian Morris out with knee injury

Ian Morris
Morris has yet to score since joining Torquay United in the summer

Torquay United midfielder Ian Morris has been ruled out for at least a couple of months with a knee injury.

The 24-year-old Irishman joined Torquay after being released by Scunthorpe in the summer and has made 11 appearances for the Gulls this season.

Morris was injured during a coaching course at Plainmoor and is waiting for a scan to see how bad it is.

"It looks like he could be out for at least a couple of months," manager Martin Ling told BBC Radio Devon.

The injury is thought to be a piece of bone floating around Morris's knee.

The midfielder was out for two months with a knee injury while at Scunthorpe in 2008.

"Ian would be the first to admit that he's not had a scintillating start," added Ling.

"He's not done as well as I would have expected him to do but that doesn't mean we want him to sit out injured on the sidelines.

"When you lose someone like Ian for a period of time it stretches you."