Jordan Richards: Hartlepool defender to miss start of season

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Jordan Richards made 41 appearances for Hartlepool United last season

Hartlepool United full-back Jordan Richards will miss the start of the season with a back injury that will rule him out for at least six weeks.

Scans revealed the 22-year-old suffered a fracture in his lumbar spine.

Head physio Ian Gallagher told the club's website:external-link "We've caught the injury early enough that it is already starting to heal.

"We just have to allow it time to heal and that means Jordan won't be able to do a lot for the next six weeks."