Saturday, January 14 – 1939
Footballer loses finger-top
A curious accident has led to Joe Jobling, the Charlton Athletic right half, being unable to play in the First Division match against Liverpool to-day. While operating a machine in his fish-and-chips business at Harringay, Jobling sliced a quarter of an inch off one of the fingers on his right hand.
Mr. J. Trotter, the Charlton trainer, told a report last night: “Jobling came to ground to-day and told us of his accident. He had been picked to play at right half, but, of course, he cannot now. I do not know how long he will be out of the game, but the doctor hopes to get some new skin to grown over the wound.”
(Liverpool Daily Post, 14-01-1939)