McKinley injury blow for Knights and Instonians

Robert McKinley is to miss the start of the cricket season
Robert McKinley is to miss the start of the cricket season

Instonians and Northern Knights paceman Robert McKinley is set to miss a sizeable portion of the cricket season because of a knee injury.

The former Ballymena man is due to see a knee specialist today which could determine the length of time he will spend on the sidelines.

There are fears he could miss up to two months of the campaign, a blow for both Instonians and indeed the Northern Knights.

The news is especially grim for Instonians who were hit by injuries for a large portion of last season, when talisman James Shannon was among the casualties.

Captain Andrew White suffered a blow to the cheekbone in indoor nets during the winter but is available for Saturday’s Premier League opener at Civil Service North.