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Now Fletcher Breaks His Hand!

Now Fletcher Breaks His Hand!

Things can only get better they say but all Clarets fans are starting to ask when that will be after more bad news today.

Clarets striker Steven Fletcher has today broken a hand during training with the Scotland international squad.

Following the debacle against Portmouth at Turf Moor on Saturday, Fletcher had linked up with Scotland squad ahead of their friendly with the Czech Republic this week.

He has now withdrawn from the squad and will not be available for the Scotland match scheduled for Wednesday night.

It is still hoped that the forward will have recovered in time for the Clarets match against Arsenal at the Emirates next Saturday, although it is likely he will now be required to wear a protective cast.

Fletcher is now heading back to Turf Moor after picking up the injury this morning

"He has been for an X-ray and is coming back to us" said Brian Laws

"We need to get it checked out again but we feel confident that he will be available to play at the weekend with some sort of cast."


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Monday March 1 2010
Time: 3:59PM

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Anybody else think this year is an annus horribilis for the Clarets or however you spell it? I certainly think the word 'anus' comes into it somewhere!!
turfmanphil
01/03/2010 16:06:00
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As Jim Royal would say "anus my arse" lol
colinwaldron
01/03/2010 16:20:00
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you carnt play with brocken hand, a cast strong enough to protect it would not be allowed, plus and bang on that side of his body would be agony for him, have a rest fletch, and wave us good by.
palsdad
01/03/2010 16:39:00
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First caldwell now Fletcher Scotland should pay compensation! -As if.
Grimsby Claret
01/03/2010 16:56:00
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Fletch will be able to play with a protective cast. Injuries happen - It is part of football.
Claretdale
01/03/2010 17:04:00
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Never broken my hand before so wouldn't know what pain is involved and whats possible! I know this though, this lot are breaking my heart at the moment. Anybody got a cure for that?
turfmanphil
01/03/2010 17:06:00
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i have broken mine, trust me last time and only time of top of my head i saw it was linerkar, a solid cast would hurt another player so how could it be allowed, if he falls on his shoulder mate the pain would be immense. the damge that could be done if lets say some one stands on it could life changing, i got 50p says he is out for 4/5 weeks. what will change between now and saturday, nothing so why why can he not play for scotland?
palsdad
01/03/2010 17:20:00
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Uuhh that must hurt
Blitz
01/03/2010 17:36:00
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I must admit when I first read it, I didn't think he could possibly come back just like that and play in the very next game,cast or no cast but I know nothing on the medical side of these things!
turfmanphil
01/03/2010 17:48:00
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I once played in a game when one of our lads broke both his arms. He certainly needed his friends when he returned from hospital with each of them in a sling but we were unable to provide the assistance he needed with some basic requirements and he ended up having to stay with his mum for a few days.
RickersTwickers
01/03/2010 18:07:00
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