O’Connor set to miss rest of the season after injury at Portsmouth

23:04 10 November 2012

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Kevin O'Connor, Brentford. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

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Brentford captain Kevin O’Connor is likely to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

The midfielder was stretchered off in the 1-0 win over Portsmouth on Tuesday and scans have revealed a significant ankle and lower leg injury, requiring surgery.

Physio Neil Grieg said: “On Tuesday night against Portsmouth Club Captain Kevin O’Connor sustained a significant ankle and lower leg injury when falling awkwardly in a tackle, leading to him being stretchered from the field.

“Following scan investigations and consultation with a leading orthopaedic specialist, it has been established that Kevin will need to undergo surgery to repair the damage he has sustained.

“Kevin will undergo this surgery on Tuesday and then begin, what is anticipated to be, a six-month period of rehabilitation.

“Having worked closely with Kevin through his rehabilitation from long-term injury last season, I have absolute belief that he will return from this disappointing setback to play a key role for Brentford Football Club.

“Kevin demonstrates a first class attitude to recovery and we will offer him every support in order for him to complete his recovery.”

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