Carlisle United defender Conor Townsend breaks foot

Carlisle United full-back Conor Townsend could miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken foot.

The on-loan Hull City defender, 20, rejoined the Cumbrians on 3 January for the rest of the season, having played 16 games earlier in the campaign.

He has made two appearances as a substitute since returning, but picked up the injury in training on Monday.

"Not a good start to 2014, broke my fifth metatarsal on Monday, hope to get back as soon as possible," he tweeted. 

Carlisle suffered a further defensive blow when fellow left-back Chris Chantler sustained an ankle problem whilst playing for the reserves on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old only returned to action in October after missing nine months following major ankle surgery.