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Mark Delaney Undergoes Surgery

Injury plagued Wales international right-back Mark Delaney, who has now seen two seasons decimated by injury problems and bad luck, has had a 'successful' knee operation in America. I think this is make or break for the defenders career and he has now been treated by World renowned specialist Dr Richard Steadman who also sorted fellow Villan Martin Laursen.

Martin O'Neill said: 'He's had an operation and I think that's gone OK, but we don't have any more news on that at the moment.'

Not the longest quote in the world, but it does the job I guess! Good luck Mark, hope you are soon back and fit.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 19 2007

Time: 1:54PM

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Aint bothered no more about Delaney, sorry to sound harsh.
mackaavfc
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19/01/2007 13:57:00

I agree, this saga has gone on long enough now
jonah
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19/01/2007 14:06:00

would still be a usefull addition to the squad, I know its a long time ago but if my memory serves me right he was quite decent
steff_the_villan
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19/01/2007 14:11:00

we should just claim back 2 years on insurance
otv
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19/01/2007 14:11:00

good, let him play afew reverve games to attract a championship side and send him on his way
AussieVilla
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19/01/2007 14:26:00

Can we just leave him in America?
505anthony
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19/01/2007 15:14:00

emphasis on WAS Steff, been that long now, and he's had so many injuries, who knows what he will be like?
jonah
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19/01/2007 16:22:00

Very solid when he played centre back at times last season - I think when he gets fit and playing, MON will not want to let him go. He's versatile and fully commited - too much sometimes hence the injuries. I'm just praying this time he can stay fit and get back on the pitch playing.
baros10
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19/01/2007 16:47:00

Out of contract in July. He'll be on his way then and we won't get a penny. Pity he didn't stay fit he was a decent player.
Gazvilla
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19/01/2007 16:52:00

Maybe time to call it a day Mark? You have to hope, that all of these surgeries dont leave Mark restricted in any way during his later years. There's only so much chopping and cutting a body can take before it begins to bite back. He's going to be a long time out of the game, perhaps he needs to start considering his post playing days.
glensider
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19/01/2007 17:28:00

glensider fair comment I have to say I cant really remember a time when he was not Injured, I would like him to return to full fitness but I doubt he will have a new contract when the current one expires. By the same token I cant see clubs queueing for his services on a lengthy contract. Pay as you play maybe but he needs to look long and hard at his playing situation.
col8
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19/01/2007 22:14:00

If he ever gets fit again we should get what we can for him. Too bad, he had his moments when healthy.
gwyllum18
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20/01/2007 03:56:00

 

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