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Chris McCann Injury Update

McCann suffered cruciate and medial knee ligament damage during the home win over Sunderland in September and was sidelined for four months before making a brief return against Reading in the FA Cup at the Madejski in January. In the next game he played just 12 minutes of our match at Bolton Wanderers on 26th January before being substituted after picking up yet another knee injury.

He has not played since apart from a knockabout against Dynamo Kiev during a recent break in Portugal.

Clarets fans were led to believe McCann was a couple of Reserves games away from a return to full fitness and a place in the first team but he failed to feature in two games this week when the second-string played Manchester City at Turf Moor and Everton at the Crown Ground fueling speculation that the 22 year old midfielder had suffered a setback.

Brian Laws has now confirmed the situation and speaking to the club's official website said:

'Chris is still feeling his knee slightly.

'We have to think more long term than short term I am afraid.

'Chris is a fantastic player and we want him back in the side as quickly as we possibly can.

'At the moment we are working with the physio department and the club doctor who say that he still needs that little bit of time.

'There is still a bit of bony bruising which is a bit uncomfortable for him.

'He is still making very, very good progress, but unfortunately we can't heal the bone any quicker than nature, so we are having to be patient.'

Let's hope he makes a quick return, McCann has been sorely missed in midfield.


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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 6 2010

Time: 6:55AM

Your Comments

I think we have really missed McCann in midfield. It is probably no coincidence that out best spell this season in the top flight was in the first two months before McCann was injured.
turfmanphil
tmp, it pains me to say this because I questioned it earlier in the season but Grezza Wade and Chris McCann played well in that middle 3 triangle, we have not looked the same since that had to be changed.
VinRogue
Ive sent Brian Laws some of my Patented Albmaleaf Exerrcise & sports injury massage gel to use on Chris McCann. we have Orthopedic knee specialists endorsing this. I know it works. I just hope he does not ignore and dismiss it Have a look at www.albmaleaf.co.uk website
Albmaleaf claret
he has been really missed since his injury but we have to focus on who we have playing now and today wasnt great getting beat but our home games are crucial now.
Bluemerang
We've definitely missed him, no two ways about it. The bone bruising doesn't sound too good though, so it looks as though we'll have to do it without him. Get that Albmaleaf on your knee Chris, and get back for Wed night .
WelshClaret
Mccann has been a big miss. His driving runs and late arrivial into the box could be crucial in the run in if we can get him fit.
Claretdale
While I totally agree we have missed Chris, I am glad that they are not rushing him back and letting him recovery fully, as I'd hate to see him come back and then get injured again, which could be even more long term.
sheclaret
Have to agree, she. That's what probably happened at Bolton, and look what happened after that. This was what didn't happen to our squad last season, and if it had, we wouldn't be where we are now, which is why I find it hard to see why people are moaning so much at the moment. No doubt I'm being overly optimistic.
whentheballmoves
 

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