Having only recently made the switch from Hearts to Dunfermline on loan, Anthony McDonald is back at Tynecastle already with injury.
The Jambos youngster penned a season-long loan deal with the Pars, but has been unable to complete the move due to injury.
He had been receiving treatment at Tynecastle for a back problem prior to his East End Park switch. Now Stevie Crawford has provided an update on the young Jambo’s situation.
Dunfermline boss Crawford told the Courier (18/09/19, page 53): “Anthony McDonald is obviously a Hearts player and is in the hands of their physios, but we’re going to look at getting a scan. It’s very frustrating, but we’ve got the well-being of the player to look after and it’s out of our hands.
“We were aware when we signed him [that he was injured] and it’s frustrating but we’ve got to make sure we follow the right procedures.”
Hearts’ injury curse now affecting Dunfermline and McDonald
There’s just something about Hearts and injuries at the moment. Joel Pereira, Michael Smith, John Souttar, Aidy White, Ben Garrucio, Peter Haring, Jamie Walker, Callumn Morrison Craig Wighton, Steven Naismith and Conor Washington have all been injured this season.
McDonald now has his name on that list. Hopefully his back issue isn’t too serious, but it’s not ideal for anyone involved.
Dunfermline are missing an exciting player in a time where they need inspiration. The Pars are currently bottom of the Championship following a winless start to the season.
Hearts don’t get their young player developed and he adds to the already heavy workload the medical department have. McDonald himself loses out too, as he’s missing lots of football at a time where he need to be playing plenty.
This is not ideal for anyone and hopefully McDonald can make a quick recovery.