site map

News Archive

30 September 2013

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.”


Back to previous pageBack to previous page

Site Map

©Copyright 2008/2016 - all rights reserved
St Johnstone Football Club
McDiarmid Park, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2SJ
Registered in Scotland 7629

Unless otherwise stated all photographs on this site are ©Perthshire Picture Agency and may not be used without permission.