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DIDZ OUT FOR 10 WEEKS

17 February 2014

Knee injury could see Town striker miss rest of Championship season

David McGoldrick is expected to be out of action for around 10 weeks after damaging knee ligaments during Saturday’s defeat against Blackpool. 

The Town striker, with 16 goals to his name this term, hobbled off right at the end of the goalless draw with the Tangerines after stretching to get in a shot in added on time. 

“Didz has suffered a partial tear of the medial ligament in his right knee,” said Town physio Matt Byard, confirming the bad news to the Club website. 

“He had an MRI scan this morning and will be wearing a brace for the next six weeks. 

“After that, you are looking at the rehabilitation of around four weeks, so in all we’d expect Didz to be out for 10 weeks, which obviously takes us up to the last week of the season.”

Luke Hyam is another concern for Town after being forced off in the first-half with a hamstring injury.

There is better news on Dean Gerken, who missed the Blackpool game with a ricked neck – and Paul Green, who took a heavy knock during his first start for Blues in the goalless draw.

“Gerks has a neck strain but it’s improved today and if that continues, he should be fit to train later in the week,” added Matt.

“Paul took a bad kick on Saturday but again he should be fine for later in the week.” 


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