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Craig Gardner Return Delayed

Villa's young midfielder Craig Gardner has suffered a set back in his bid to recover from an injury he picked up in the FA Cup game against Manchester United. The official site are now calling it a hamstring injury although I'm sure it was a groin strain?

Martin O'Neill said: 'Craig has gone for a scan. It has got to the stage where it isn't making much more progress. It is a wee bit slower than we anticipated.'

Adding: 'Craig is a terrific lad - he's got a fantastic appetite to want to play and a great attitude. He's a decent player; he dominates a lot of reserve games. Many people may have thought - including myself - that he may have got a chance earlier. Injuries and circumstances worked against him, but he was ready when the chance came and was doing well before this setback.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 11 2007

Time: 2:56PM

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I cant honestly say I remember a season when so many players have been Injured for so long.
col8
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11/01/2007 15:02:00

last season was a bit of a stinker as well to be fair.
The Fear
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11/01/2007 15:07:00

Was in the middle of a decent little spell when the injury hit, so its a personal set back for him.
glensider
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11/01/2007 19:47:00

He's a decent footballer, gives his all, and doesn't shirk any tackles. Lot to learn still, but he looks promising.
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02/03/2007 13:29:00

 

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