Daly Faces 12 Months Sidelined

15th April 2009

Dundee United’s 26 year old striker Jon Daly is out for twelve months after picking up a double cruciate ligament tear. Daly picked up the injury last Saturday as United drew 2-2 against Hibernian. Similarly, in 2007 when Daly arrived at the club he suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury on the same knee, which ruled him out for six months. The injury is to be assessed and will be decided if Daly requires surgery or not.

Meanwhile manager Craig Levien remains optimistic, “At Jon’s age it’s not career threatening because at 26, he is young enough to have the operation, recuperate and get back from it. But this is a very serious injury. He’s looking at a year out and that’s such a shame because he’s such a fantastic boy.”

Levein faces Billy Reid’s Hamilton Academical tomorrow at New Douglas Park. Reid has tipped Levein as a strong contender for the PFA Scotland’s manager of the year. Reid praises Levien, “I think with the budget that he’s got at Dundee United, I’d probably go for him.” The PFA Scotland’s manager of the year award is voted by all 42 senior managers and was previously given to Reid.

Written By: Andrew Sharp

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