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30 September 2013
ANDO FACING LENGTHY ABSENCE AFTER OPERATION ON HAND

ANDO FACING LENGTHY ABSENCE AFTER OPERATION ON HAND Steven Anderson is set to miss the next six to eight weeks of the season following the hand injury sustained in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Partick Thistle.

‘Ando’ stumbled in the build-up to the visitor’s goal and dislocated his thumb as he fell to the turf. Attempts to re-set the thumb on the pitch and in Perth Royal Infirmary proved unsuccessful and it took a lengthy operation under general anaesthetic in Dundee on Saturday evening to reset it and repair tissue and bone damage around the thumb.

Manager Tommy Wright says: “It’s a blow for Steven and for us. We’ll get specialist help to see what can be done to get him back a bit quicker than the current estimates and Ando has a reputation as a quick healer which helps.

“It might leave us a bit short on numbers at the back but certainly not in terms of quality as I have Gary Miller and Dave Mackay who can both move into that role.”

 


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