Football

.

Injury blow for Preston starlet

Published Add your comment

Rookie Preston defender Conor McLaughlin fractured his fibula and dislocated his ankle in Saturday's 4-0 home thumping against Bristol City.

The teenage right-back was hurt in a tackle in the 41st minute and was carried off on a stretcher after lengthy treatment.

The highly-rated prospect looks set for several months on the sidelines.

Boss Phil Brown said: "Conor has fractured his fibula and dislocated his ankle as well and it is the dislocation that is the complicating factor.

"It's a real disappointment because he is a good kid and a player who is at the beginning of his career and this is a setback.

"He'll got to the hospital in Manchester and probably get a pot on it for about six weeks and he'll be out for a while now."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Bristol City
Football
Championship
Preston North End

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again