THE man who nearly won the West Midlands Premier Division title for Pegasus Juniors last season could have played his last game for the club after suffering an horrific injury.
Cory Hyde – who scored 48 goals last season – tore his cruciate and lateral ligaments in the Sue Parry six-a-side charity football tournament at Hereford Leisure Centre.
His father and manager Chris said that he went down in agony after turning around a player.
The 28-year-old was taken to Hereford County Hospital and is due to speak to a surgeon today (Thursday) to see if his knee can be repaired.
"Personally, it's a nightmare, but as a manager, to lose your top score is gutting," said Chris.
"He just turned and felt his knee go.
"He knew instantly it was bad because he recovered from a previous anterior cruciate ligament injury 10 years ago.
"We are hoping that the same surgeon will be able to do the same job as he previously did."
"Because of his age and the severity of the injury, there is no use putting any time limit on how long it will recover, but he is out for the season.
"He is just hoping that his knee will be be able to play at the same level again."
Pegasus are next in action on Saturday when they entertain Welsh League side Cardiff Corinthians.
Last Saturday, Hyde's boys lost 3-0 to Lye Town at Old School Lane.
Richard Anslow bagged a brace with Damian Whitcombe also scoring a penalty for the side that pipped Pegasus to West Midlands League Premier Division title last season.