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Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Fri May 11, 2018 11:25 pm

Dundalk captain Stephen O'Donnell had surgery on his fractured tibia today and faces six months out at least. Stephen Kenny says his season is over


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby dundalkfc1903 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:10 am

Ezeikial wrote:
Dundalk captain Stephen O'Donnell had surgery on his fractured tibia today and faces six months out at least. Stephen Kenny says his season is over


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Is his Dundalk career over? Its a harsh world and you would think that a 33 year old with a terrible injury record probably wouldn't get a contract offer from us. Unless he stays on in a dual coaching role I fear we have seen the end of Stephen.

Other injuries:
Sean Gannon Ribs 4/6 weeks
Cleary Hamstring < 1 Week
Mountney Knee < 1 Week
Sam Byrne Hamstring < 1 Week
Chevdukas Ankle Unknown

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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Sat May 12, 2018 9:00 am

Comprehensive injury round-up posted today by Gavin McLaughlin on Dundalk Sport with news of fresh injury concerns on Marco Tagbajumi and Dean Jarvis from last night

DFC | Kenny’s fears realised as O’Donnell is ruled out for the rest of the season
# Dundalk FC skipper had surgery on his broken leg on Friday
# Mountney injury ‘not as serious’ as first feared

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has confirmed that Stephen O’Donnell’s season is over.

The Lilywhites skipper underwent surgery on Friday to repair the broken tibia he sustained in last week’s defeat to Waterford and Kenny said that his captain was facing a six-month lay-off.

“It’s very difficult for Stephen to accept,” said Kenny. “It’s really distressing for him and it’s very disappointing for the team because he was terrific against St Patrick’s last week. It’s just one of those things.”

O’Donnell defied the medical experts back in 2014 by returning from a cruciate knee injury after spending just six months on the sidelines. Kenny, however, said that was highly unlikely on this occasion.

“That was in my head when it first happened,” he said. “We initially got word that it might be a three month job and we’d get him back in August but apparently not. It’s a six-month injury.

“In Waterford when it happened they were telling him it might be three-months but he met with a specialist and it’s not as straightforward.”

Kenny did have more positive news regarding John Mountney. The 25-year-old limped off in the 3–0 win over Bohemians on Tuesday night and there were fears that he had suffered a recurrence of the medial knee ligament injury that saw him miss two months of the season.

“It’s not a serious injury,” said Kenny. “John got a bit of a fright when it happened and he has obviously tweaked it but Danny Miller will work him on Sunday and we will see how he is after that. We’re having a very tough time of it at the minute.”

Sam Byrne is ‘not far away’ while Daniel Cleary, who is suspended for Monday’s trip to the Brandywell to face Derry City, is also close to a return from a hamstring injury.

Marco Tagbajumi and Dean Jarvis both picked up knocks against Sligo and will also be assessed over the weekend with the games coming thick and fast.

“It’s relentless,” said Kenny. “We have Derry, Bohs and then Waterford on the Monday. I knew this would be a real tricky week for us but if we win on Monday at the Brandywell we can go top and that is great motivation for the players.

“We’re down bodies and we’re not really in a position where we can make too many changes really,” he added. “Ideally we would have liked to have given Pat Hoban an hour tonight and prepared him for Monday but it never works like that!” he laughed.

“He put some shift in and he has to go again on Monday. What’s in the tank? We have to find out these things but Pat has the right mentality for it.”


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Wed May 16, 2018 9:24 am

RUBY WALSH INSPIRES STEPHEN O’DONNELL BUT NO GUARANTEES ON ANOTHER LONG ROAD OF RECOVERY

Less than 24 hours after he “heard a crack” in a tackle and suffered yet another horrific injury, Stephen O’Donnell observed an incoming call from an unknown number, answering gingerly.

“Hello Stephen. This is Ruby Walsh. I just wanted to ring to sympathise about your knee.”


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Thu May 17, 2018 4:09 pm

It's very confusing - John Mountney supposed to be on the verge of a return with a late fitness test last Friday and now out for the next 6-8 weeks. Big dose of salt should accompany each 'Team News' update issued

Also speaking to dundalkfc.com was manager Stephen Kenny and he had some bad news on the injury front regarding John Mountney however was full of praise for the players and their attitude.

“We have been dealt a huge blow with the news that John Mountney has been ruled out with a high grade medial knee ligament injury. It means that he is out for the next 6-8 weeks.

“The four serious injuries we got have been all impact injuries. Sean Gannon broken ribs, Stephen O’Donnell broken leg, Karolis Chvedukas has a complicated ankle injury and now John with the medial knee injury.

“It has been challenging for the team. We have had a lot of things go against us this season but the players have responded brilliantly. They have shown the right attitude.”


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 am

James Rogers
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Stephen Kenny revealed that Karolis Chvedukas was in London last week seeing a specialist about his ankle alongside club physio Danny Miller. The midfielder is now set to return to training. Should he react well to that a first team return might not be too far away.


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby bigalan » Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 am

Ezeikial wrote:
James Rogers
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Stephen Kenny revealed that Karolis Chvedukas was in London last week seeing a specialist about his ankle alongside club physio Danny Miller. The midfielder is now set to return to training. Should he react well to that a first team return might not be too far away.


https://twitter.com/jamesdundalk/status ... 6896893952



Sounds positive. With SOD out, it really is important to have Karolis available as soon as possible although I must add the squad have reacted amazingly since the reverse in Waterford and Stephens injury

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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 pm

Gary Rogers quoted in the Irish Indo today

And you look at Karolis Chvedukas, who has come back into training this week (after an ankle injury). He's a full Lithuanian international who will come into the reckoning.


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby mike » Sun May 20, 2018 7:27 pm

It would be great to see Chevedukas back, just thinking of the solid options taking him on while he gets up to full fitness. The other thing to note is the gradual introduction of Adjoran, short game time in Derry and scored, and a good 20-25 mins in Dalymount and made a huge impression. I really thought he was excellent when he came on.

Disappointing to hear about the length of time Mountney will be out after suggestions he might have been back earlier, but timely change in form from Connolly, who can still offer a lot more.

Hopefully Gannon should be back before mid June, which should give him enough time to build up his fitness for the Cork match, end of next month.

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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Sun May 20, 2018 7:57 pm

mike wrote:Hopefully Gannon should be back before mid June, which should give him enough time to build up his fitness for the Cork match, end of next month.


The original prognosis was 4-6 weeks which should mean 25 April at the earliest to 8 June at the latest. Presumably there are more up-to-date indications of where he is at in his recovery. Hopefully it is sooner rather than later, although Sean Hoares performance last Friday was outstanding

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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby mike » Sun May 20, 2018 8:17 pm

Hoare was absolutely outstanding on Friday, his ability to adapt to right full after a match the previous Monday in the centre showed how far he has come on. I still think he is much better in the centre but last Friday was a breath of fresh air having this option.

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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby White Horse » Sun May 20, 2018 9:20 pm

We should bear in mind that Bohs didn't consider Hoare a threat and left that side of their midfield wide open. Every time he got the ball he had 50 yards of space in front of him.

He exploited it well, but I doubt any other team will made that mistake again.

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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Sat May 26, 2018 9:24 am

Stephen Kenny on Sean Gannon in Bray post-match interview:

He's started some light running and won't be too far away, hopefully

Also good to see Karolis Chvedukas on the bench against Bray
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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Sun May 27, 2018 10:42 am

OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN Dundalk captain Stephen O’Donnell determined to come back stronger than ever after horror injury
The 32-year-old midfielder suffered a horrific leg-break against Waterford earlier this month

With O’Donnell out of contract at the end of the season, he could have played his final game for the club. But he vowed that he will return.

In an interview in the Dundalk match programme on Friday night, when the Lilywhites beat Bray Wanderers 5-0, O’Donnell revealed: “I am focused on my recovery and focused on getting back strong. I don’t know what will happen but I will see how everything goes.


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Re: Injury Watch 2018

Postby Ezeikial » Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:58 pm

KENNY BACKS MOUNTNEY TO RETURN STRONGER

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