McCann Out for Six Weeks with Torn Cartilage
Vital Burnley gave an update on Chris McCann's progress in recovering from his knee injury yesterday and things looked a little bleak.
An extensive rehabilitation programme had failed to get McCann fit enough to play after being sidelined since the Bolton game at the Reebok back in January earlier this year.
The club had no option but to send him to a specialist to try and get to the bottom of the problem with surgery a likely requirement.
Some further news today has revealed what the problem has been following exploratory surgery.
McCann has had a slight tear to his cartilage. It is a non-serious condition and it will be some relief that it was not related to his cruciate and medial ligament injury he suffered earlier in the season.
The cartilage was repaired during the surgery but nevertheless it will still take up to six weeks for McCann to fully recover.
It is now looking doubtful that he will be available to play in our remaining games of the season although there is a chance he might just get a game or two before pre-season starts depending on his recovery progress.