VIDEO: Injured Linnets striker's career threat

PUBLISHED: 20:24 12 September 2009 | UPDATED: 16:29 10 September 2010

Paddy Davitt

Bury 2, King's Lynn 0: King's Lynn boss Carl Heggs revealed tonight Gareth Sheldon's career could be over. Heggs delivered the bombshell after watching Lynn dumped out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 first qualifying round defeat to Bury Town at Ram Meadow.

Bury 2, King's Lynn 0

King's Lynn boss Carl Heggs revealed tonight Gareth Sheldon's career could be over.

Heggs delivered the bombshell after watching Lynn dumped out of the FA Cup in a 2-0 first qualifying round defeat to Bury Town at Ram Meadow.

Sheldon needs a major cruciate knee ligament operation after visiting a consultant yesterday and undergoing scans on the left knee damaged in the recent 4-2 Unibond Premier Division match at Guiseley.

The 29-year-old had notched his fifth and sixth goals of the campaign in Yorkshire before being stretchered off with his left leg in a protective brace after twisting awkwardly in the turf.

The news on Sheldon capped a terrible few days for the Linnets that also saw defender Liam Murray ruled out for up to two months with a broken collarbone and the departures of assistant player/boss Andy Johnson and director Jimmy Suckling.

Bury's Gavin Johnson lashed the Southern Midlands team ahead on 51 minutes before Callum Kearns sidefooted home a second to seal a deserved FA Cup win for the hosts.

Lynn's depleted squad now head to Buxton in the Unibond Premier Division on Monday night.

Click on the attached link to watch Heggs' post-match reaction

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