Injury Not As Bad As First Feared

  • Fri, Jun 12, 2009 @ 14:54 blogger Alan Cawley is delighted that his injury is not as bad as he originally feared.

I have missed the last three games for St Patrick's Athletic due to a calf injury, but I may be able to return to training next week, which is a huge boost as I had expected to be out of action for a lot longer.

The injury came in the 1-0 win over Dundalk when opposition midfielder Michael Daly caught me from behind with a late tackle. I knew straight away that it was a bad one.

I went to see the doctor the day after the match and he expressed his worry over the injury due to the massive swelling on my calf. I was given some crutches and ordered to stay off my feet as much as possible.

A scan was originally set-up to see if I had indeed tore a muscle, but I opted to do the cryotheraphy instead and I must admit that the result from it was noticeable straight away and hopefully it helps me recover even quicker.

Since I've been out, the lads have done really well with a draw against Bray Wanderers, a narrow defeat to Derry City, and a win over Bohemians.

To be fair, I don't think anyone saw the result against Bohs coming and they would be lying if they said that they did. We changed our formation slightly and it appeared to work as Jamie Harris caused them a lot of trouble up front.

It was a massive win for us and hopefully we can build on it when we play Drogheda United next in the league. Before that though, we meet Limerick in the FAI Cup on Friday.

Every cup match is tough to call, so we will be expecting a difficult game from Limerick, especially since they are managed by Pat Scully. It would be great to reach the next round and keep our good form going.

Next Fixture

Waterford / June 25th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: RSC
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