Peter Murphy: Morecambe captain out for 12 weeks

Peter Murphy
Peter Murphy was making his competitive debut for Morecambe when he suffered the injury

Morecambe captain Peter Murphy will be out for 12 weeks after damaging knee ligaments in Saturday's opening League Two game at Hartlepool.

The 25-year-old midfielder joined the Shrimps from Wycombe this summer.

But in the eighth minute of his competitive debut at Victoria Park he suffered a grade three tear of his medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Morecambe expect Murphy to be back in action around mid-November.