Dumbarton’s Kyle Hutton admits he feared that he had broken his ankle after a training injury is set to leave him out of action for a month.

The midfielder last featured against East Fife at the beginning of February before picking up the injury the following week, and doesn’t expect to be available for another two weeks.

And, even after a scan confirmed there was no break, the 29-year-old was still dreading the worst.

“I went over on my ankle in training and straight away I thought that I had broken it," he told Reporter Sport.

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“I went up to the hospital and there was no break, just ligament damage.

“At first there was a big lump in my ankle and it went black and blue so I was getting a bit worried and I thought the X-Ray might have missed a possible break because the swelling was so bad.

“I definitely thought it was still broken, even after the X-Ray, but the Doctor told me everything was fine and I didn’t believe him.

“I can walk on it without any aches or pains in it now so it’s just a case of building it back up and getting stronger. I’ve been icing it and doing a few exercises. Another two weeks and hopefully I’ll be able to get back into it.”

Sons picked up their first win of the year last night with a battling 1-0 victory over Clyde.

Hutton added: “The games against the teams around us are going to be absolutely massive for us.

“We can’t afford to lose games and say its fine. This is the time of the season where if you lose these games then it starts to get nervy.”

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