Trevor Carson will miss the rest of this season, as he continues his recovery from DVT.
The BBC have reported the Northern Ireland international will not be fit for the remainder of the season. This comes after Motherwell’s official club statement last week that indicated Carson would miss “an extended part of the season.”
The 30-year old fell ill after coming back from Northern Ireland duty, and was shortly taken to University Hospital Wishaw. Carson- who was linked with Celtic last January– will need to miss at least six months of action due to deep vein thrombosis.
The former Hartlepool stopper has been at Fir Park since 2017, and won the club’s player of the year award in May. He has made 58 appearances for the Steelmen, and has added four Northern Ireland caps to his name since joining Stephen Robinson’s side.
Carson will no doubt be a big loss for Robinson. He kept 20 clean sheet in his debut season at Fir Park, and had been impressive during this campaign, prior to his DVT diagnosis.
Summer signing Mark Gillespie will deputise for Carson during the rest of the campaign. The former Walsall stopper had only featured in one Scottish Premiership game before the 30-year old’s diagnosis, coming off the bench to replace an injured Carson during Motherwell’s 1-0 defeat at home to Hearts in September.
Speaking about Gillespie last week at his press conference, Motherwell boss Robinson said: “I didn’t sign a young boy who hadn’t played games, Mark has played over 200 games and I’m very confident Mark will do really well.”