St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin is facing an injury nightmare with Eamonn Brophy and Jamie McGrath picking up potentially season-ending injuries.
Brophy was due to feature on Wednesday night against Celtic but was then not selected for action with a stress fracture in his foot. McGrath meanwhile was substituted after 15 minutes following a dislocation of his shoulder, the Buddies going on to lose 4-0.
Goodwin has revealed Brophy has been playing with the stress fracture in his foot while McGrath is awaiting the results of a pivotal scan: “Brophy’s had a consistent pain for a number of weeks now. I don’t know if it’s the hard surfaces and chopping and changing between astro and grass. That can have a negative impact.
“He was in the plans to face Celtic, but he went for a scan and the results weren’t great. He’s got a slight stress fracture. It just shows what a strong minded player he is as he’s been playing through it. I think it showed to be honest as he wasn’t firing on all cylinders, but he was trying to play with a fractured bone in his foot.
“I’m glad we got to the bottom of it. I would say the season is probably over for Eamonn. It’s unlikely he’ll feature again. We expect Collin Quaner back next week so hopefully he’ll feature soon. Kristian Dennis’ operation went really well and the surgeon is optimistic he’ll be back in six weeks. That would be good.
“But McGrath is the one we are keeping our fingers crossed over. He has been one of our star players this season and the thought of being without him for the rest of the season is a hard one to swallow.
“He had a scan done through in Edinburgh yesterday and we are waiting for the outcome of that. Best-case scenario it’s a couple of weeks, but if it’s severe damage, that could be his season over.”
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