JAMES HORSFIELD could have played his last game for Wrexham.

The right-back, on loan from Scunthorpe United, was stretchered off in the closing stages of Saturday's 1-0 home win against leaders Bromley with what Keates suspects is an anterior cruciate ligament injury and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

"If I am honest it doesn't look great," said Keates.

"It is possibly an ACL injury going on the tests with what the physio has done with him.

"We will know more this week when he has a scan but the early signs are it doesn't look great."

Horsfield started all five league and cup matches since arriving from the League Two Iron on October 17 on an initial one month loan deal and has impressed Keates.

"He has come in and made a difference," said Keates.

"Every game he has got better and I thought he was outstanding again on Saturday."

Keates admits he would have extended Horsfield's stay at The Racecourse prior to the injury.

"The option was there and it would have been exercised," said Keates.

"The lad wants to stay and he wants to play football, he wasn't playing at Scunthorpe.

"Scunthorpe were good enough to loan him to us and it is not nice what has happened.

"These kind of things are sent to test you and I have no doubt with his mentality and how he is, he will attack it head on."