JAMES Henry fractured his nose and sustained a 'severe' gash to the forehead at Fleetwood Town, says Karl Robinson.

The midfielder clashed with Cod Army captain Tom Clarke as the pair contested an aerial challenge in the closing stages of Friday’s Sky Bet League One fixture.

Players from both sides immediately beckoned for the medical teams, with Robinson saying after the game that he had ‘rarely seen blood and scars’ like it.

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Henry was taken to hospital in the north west for initial scans on Friday evening, accompanied by United’s first-team physio Amy Cranston.

They returned home in the early hours of Saturday, before the 32-year-old went back to hospital that morning for further treatment.

United’s head coach appeared to confirm his initial fears that Henry’s season could be over, adding: “He’s had quite a severe gash in his forehead and a fracture to the top of the nose.

“It wasn’t a good one, but a massive thank you to the doctors and to Amy.

“She didn’t get home until 5.30 on Saturday morning and was back at the hospital at 10.30.

“We probably won’t see him again this season.

“It’s difficult for him, especially off the back of the injuries he’s had this year. It was hard for all of us to see.

“He will be severely scarred, the plastic surgeon did a great job and the stitching process took two and a half hours.”

Henry had only been on the pitch 20 minutes when he sustained the injury – the latest setback in a frustrating few months for the midfielder.

Injuries have restricted him to just six substitute appearances since his last start, on December 11.