Vital Football

Latest Northampton Town News

Successful surgery on double break

Successful surgery on double break

Alex Nicholls suffered a double leg break at the weekend following a challenge by Port Vale's John McCombe.

The Port Vale captain was shown a red card and after more than 10-minutes of on the field treatment the Northampton striker was taken from the field in an ambulance.

Nicholls has undergone successful surgery, as a club statement confirmed: 'Alex Nicholls is recovering well in hospital after suffering a broken fibia and tibia.

'He underwent surgery on Saturday evening to have an intramedullary nail inserted into his tibia, and that operation was a success.

'He may need a skin graft later this week, but the doctors will need to assess the wound before deciding how to proceed.

'We would like to thank supporters of all clubs for their kind messages towards Alex that have been posted on our official Facebook page, we will make sure they are passed on to Alex.'

The striker will be out of action for a long time, but just making a recovery is the priority at the moment and hopefully this will be a full one to see him playing for The Cobblers again next season, as it's highly unlikely he'll return until at least then.

Apply To Be A Site Editor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday October 29 2012
Time: 7:36PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Northampton Town Articles

O'Toole In Team Of The Week (14/2/17)

Northampton Town are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

FSF - Walking Away From Trouble

Many clubs do good work in reaching out to young offenders via their charitable foundations...

January GotM Nomination - Wylde

The January nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Goal of the Month Award are in.

Football League 2017's Awards Begin

The Football League have confirmed that the 12th annual EFL Awards will take place on April 9.

Archived Vital Northampton Articles

Vital Northampton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Northampton
Write For Vital Northampton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Carlisle v Northampton
Suggested By:
Northampton win44%
Carlisle win50%
Draw6%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 33 19 8 6 65 24
2 Scunthorpe 32 17 9 6 60 25
3 Bolton 31 17 7 7 58 19
4 Fleetwood 33 16 10 7 58 15
5 Bradford 33 12 16 5 52 11
6 Southend 32 13 11 8 50 8
7 Millwall 31 14 8 9 50 7
8 Rochdale 31 14 6 11 48 4
9 Peterborough 32 13 8 11 47 4
10 Bristol Rovers 33 12 10 11 46 -2
11 Walsall 33 11 13 9 46 -2
12 Oxford 30 12 7 11 43 4
13 Charlton 31 9 15 7 42 7
14 Northampton 33 11 7 15 40 -4
15 Wimbledon 31 9 12 10 39 0
16 MK Dons 32 10 9 13 39 0
17 Shrewsbury 33 10 8 15 38 -11
18 Gillingham 32 8 11 13 35 -10
19 Oldham 33 8 11 14 35 -12
20 Bury 33 9 7 17 34 -11
21 Port Vale 31 8 10 13 34 -16
22 Swindon 33 7 9 17 30 -18
23 Chesterfield 32 7 6 19 27 -21
24 Coventry 32 5 10 17 25 -21
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Northampton Town Results (view all)

Northampton Town Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football