Aberdeen boss has talked about his player’s injury.
After being away for three monthsAberdeen
is going to be sidelined again with a new injury.
“Mikey Devlin has picked up an injury again, which is a real blow.
“He took a sore one, he has had it scanned and unfortunately he is going to need an operation on a tendon injury, which is going to keep him out probably three months.
“Totally innocuous, it was a shot from Ryan Hedges that he blocked at training on Tuesday. When you look at the incident I am surprised at the nature of the damage.
“I feel sorry for the boy, he has had such a hard time.
“We arranged a game last Tuesday against Celtic for him to play in but he felt his groin tighten. He trained later in the week and managed to come off the bench on Saturday but he has not started a competitive game since February, and littered in between then and now there have been various injuries.
“No matter how many times Mikey has been through this, we shouldn’t just assume he knows how to deal with it,
“Having had a lot of injuries myself as a player, it’s normally just about getting your operation and then doing your rehab and working towards it.
“Sometimes when injuries accumulate there is that, ‘why me?’ and you can feel sorry for yourself.
“But Mikey has been through a lot in his career and he has always come out the other end. This is just another test for him.
“We are extremely disappointed, selfishly, right away you think, ‘we are without a good player’. But the main concern is for Mikey to get the operation and get back as quickly as possible.”