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Injury Updates: Caldwell & McCann

Injury Updates: Caldwell & McCann

There is more news today from the club on the injury situation regarding our skipper, Steven Caldwell and Chris McCann.

Steven Caldwell

Caldwell has suffered for most of the season with a persistent groin and abdominal injury. He picked up the injury playing for Scotland in the 4-0 defeat to Norway just before the Premier League season kicked off.

Owen Coyle was furious at the time that such a game could be played so close to the start of the season and he was right to be annoyed. Caldwell missed the first eight games before returning as an unused substitute against Spurs at White Hart Lane last September.

He looked to be over the worst when he finally played his first game for the Clarets in the top flight against Birmingham City at Turf Moor one week after the 5-0 defeat at Spurs.

In fact, Caldwell played a total sequence of 11 matches before once more succombing to the underlying groin problem in a game against Wolves at Molineux in Ddecmber last year.

He has not made the eighteen since that time but at long last there is some encouraging news.

Brian Laws summarised the situation by saying:

'Steven has had a full game in the reserves and it just shows the manner of him, he has declared himself fit for Saturday and is ready to go'

Whether he is selected to play against Manchester City at Turf Moor this Saturday remains to be seen.

Laws would only say:

'Will he start? That will be a difficult one. The fact though he is in and around of us is a big bonus.'

Chris McCann

The news on McCann does not sound too promising.

McCann played the first six league games of the season before injurying his knee in the home game against Sunderland last September.

Scans revealed he had damaged both his cruciate and medial ligaments and it was doubtful he would play again this season.

He however did start to make a miraculous recovery and in Brian Laws second game in charge was selected to play against Reading at the Madejski in the FA Cup game in January but had to play at left-back due to other injuries.

In the next game away to Bolton he was cruelly injured again, hobbling off the pitch with yet another knee injury.

The club seem confident that the injury was not a recuurence of the ligament problems but nevertheless, McCann has struggled to recover and has been sidelined since that game at the Reebok.

An extensive rehabilitation programme has failed to get McCann fit enough to play and the club now say they have no option but to send him to a specialist to try and get to the bottom of the problem.

The specialist should also be able to indicate whether there is any chance of McCann playing again this season but things don't look too hopeful with Laws admitting it doesn't look great at the moment.

Laws also thinks surgery may have to be considered although remains optimistic the injury is not connected with the cruciate ligament.


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Thursday April 1 2010
Time: 1:48PM

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Not looking good for Chris sadly! I wonder how much better we would have done had he been in midfield this year?
turfmanphil
01/04/2010 14:08:00
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that does not sound good at all for chris, its not good at all
jodielou903
01/04/2010 14:10:00
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