Gold Coast United’s Brown cleared of any major damage

Gold Coast United youngster James Brown has been cleared of any major damage after injuring his ankle on Sunday.

The 20-year old forward went down in the 1-0 pre-season friendly win over North Queensland Fury at Carrara Stadium and initial fears were that he sustained a break in the leg – the same one he broke in pre-season last year.

But fortunately for the club, Brown has been cleared of any serious damage which he was extremely relieved about.

“It’s only a grade one sprain caused by rolling my ankle when I went down on Sunday,” said Brown.

“I’ll be running on it again tomorrow and doing ball work early next week. It feels alright at the moment, so yes, it is a bit of relief to be honest, especially after what happened last season when I broke my leg.

“When I got injured last year I heard a bit of a noise and I heard something again on Sunday, so initially I was a bit worried. But as soon as I put a bit of weight on it and realised it wasn’t too bad I started to feel better straight away.

“I got ice on it immediately and did all the right things so hopefully it’ll clear up quickly.”

Gold Coast United are preparing for their 2010/11 season opener where they will meet Brisbane Roar at Skilled Park on Sunday August 8.