IT'S been a rollercoaster ride for Luke Summerfield who has seen delight turn to despair after sustaining a mystery injury.

Summerfield played the whole match with no ill-effects when Wrexham suffered a 3-2 defeat at Chesterfield on February 8, but the midfielder was in discomfort with a swollen leg the following day.

No sign of easing, there were concerns Summerfield had deep vein thrombosis which can be life-threatening if left undiagnosed or untreated, but the midfielder was given the all-clear.

But the good news did not last as scans revealed that Summerfield has a torn calf which could keep the 32-year-old out of relegation-threatened Wrexham's crucial run-in.

"The last two-and-a-bit weeks have been a bit of a rollercoaster," said Summerfield.

"From how it came on and worried us with the problems of blood and clots, and everything like that.

"Then the high of having injections and getting the results saying there was no clot which was the worst case scenario, to a few days later when I had the results of the scan saying there was a bad tear, and it was looking like I would be out for a long time.

"In one way it could have been a lot worse which is the best way to look at it.

"Hopefully it is an easy road to getting back fit instead of having the long, different process if it was the other way.

"I have come back from injuries before so I will work hard to get back fit, and hopefully I will be back sooner rather than later."

Summerfield still doesn't know how he picked up the injury and didn't experience any pain until the day after the match at The Proact Stadium.

"We've all racked our brains about the game," said Summerfield.

"I can't remember a kick or anything in the game, and I completed 90 minutes.

"After the game on the Saturday night, I didn't really feel anything.

"Then I woke up on the Sunday morning and was in a lot of pain, a lot of bother.

"My leg swelled up really bad and it just escalated from there.

"For people to say a clot, you automatically think 'surely not', but the swelling wasn't going down and I could hardly walk. The doctor and physio were worried about it."

There are fears Summerfield will be ruled out of the remaining 11 games and won't be able to help Wrexham, currently 17th in the National League and only two points above the drop zone, in their quest to reach safety.

But the experienced midfielder has not written-off playing again before the Reds complete their season with a trip to Stockport on April 25.

"I have not discounted this season yet," added Summerfield.

"It is reacting well. I have rested over the last week-and-a-half, a few different things are helping it and I am a lot more comfortable walking now which is a big bonus.

"The process of healing is getting a lot better day by day. I am not doing too much at the moment but whatever I am doing is working."