LISTEN: Scans reveal Falkirk forward Hippolyte’s 12-year foot fracture

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New Falkirk signing Myles Hippolyte wasn’t seriously injured in the tackle which saw Kyle Benedictus red carded on Saturday – but he has discovered a fracture in his foot as a result of the tackle!

The Bairns forward limped out of The Falkirk Stadium on Saturday evening and a scan on Sunday showed no ankle damage.

Myles Hippolyte was injured in this challenge which saw Kyle Benedictus red carded

Myles Hippolyte was injured in this challenge which saw Kyle Benedictus red carded

However it did highlight a fracture in the foot which medical experts have dated as more than 12 years old.

Peter Houston explained: “The X-ray was clear but he’s been in ‘moon-boot’ for a few days because of an old fracture which came up.

“It’s an old fracture which hasn’t bothered Myles but it still showed up on the X-ray.

“He could be a couple of weeks out – but only as a result of the sore ankle he picked up in the challenge on Saturday – not his foot.”