Arthur Goddard’s ankle injury


March 1, 1916
Considering the number of years he has been playing, Arthur Goddard’s freedom from accident has been remarkable, and a matter on which the player is to be congratulated. Now that he has turned his attention to breaking-up instead of making-up forward moves Goddard has naturally been meeting with accidents and last Saturday he got a very nasty bang on the ankle, and he is a doubtful starter for Saturday’s home game with Oldham Athletic.

The strange part about the injury is that a Liverpool player caused the injury! James Middlehurst and Goddard went to clear the ball, and the energetic back just got there first, and in punting the ball he also punted Goddard’s ankle – hard lines. If Goddard is not able to play Walter Wadsworth will take his place. Otherwise the team is identical with last week’s successful side at Everton:
Ted Taylor, Ephraim Longworth, James Middlehurst, John Bamber, Arthur Goddard, Donald Mackinlay, Ernest Pinkney, Wilfred Watson, Fred Pagnam, Arthur Metcalf, Tommy Cunliffe,
(Source: Liverpool Echo: March 1, 1916)

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