Inverness Caledonian Thistle wait to hear results of injury to striker Nikolay Todorov
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INVERNESS Caledonian Thistle are waiting to hear how serious striker Nikolay Todorov’s injury is after being taken off with suspected rib or lung damage against Dunfermline Athletic.
The Bulgarian, who scored after 88 seconds to put Inverness in the lead, lasted only 19 minutes after being involved in a collision with Euan Murray as both players challenged for the ball.
After receiving treatment, he collapsed in pain seconds after coming onto the pitch and had to be taken off.
Afterwards, ICT manager John Robertson said Todorov was in a lot of pain and is waiting to hear examination results.
“It was a big blow to us as he scored the early goal and he is a very good focal point for us,” said Robertson.
“He holds the ball up and brings people into play and losing him was due to a bit of robust challenge.
“It wasn’t a dirty challenge, but it was a hard challenge,
“He is in unbelievable pain. It could be a rib or lung injury and it is a blow.”
Todorov is the latest striker Caley Thistle have lost to injury with Shane Sutherland and Miles Storey already sidelined.
Daniel MacKay, who has been playing in a right wing role, moved to the middle and Robertson was happy with how the youngster coped with the change of position.
“MacKay has played through the middle before and he did fine.
“He worked away and we had to be more accurate and change the game and go shorter.
“We were ok with it. But it is a huge blow to lose Todorov as a focal point, but it didn’t stop us going forward into reasonable areas.”