Injury list lengthens

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MIDFIELDER Niall Henderson is set to be out of action for three months.

The 24 year-old underwent surgery on his ankle last week and will now miss over two months of the new Carling Premiership season.

“Henderson’s going to be out for three months at least now,” said Glenavon boss Gary Hamilton.

“He had an operation last week to get his ankle cleaned out and that’s what the doctor and the physio said so that’s what it looks like.”

Henderson joins an already long list of injuries with Kris Lindsay and Andrew Mitchell both definitely out for the start of the season whilst Mark Turkington and Mark Haughey battle to get back into action in time for the August 11th kick-off.

“Turk’s problem is an Achilles injury which could last two weeks, five weeks, eight weeks, it just depends,” said Hamilton.

“He’s back doing light jogging now so we’re hoping to have him back for the first week or two of the season but we’ll have to wait and see.

“Mark Haughey keeps coming back and getting irritations to his groin so he’s not getting any further on. It doesn’t look like he’ll be fit for the start of the season.

“Kris Lindsay’s flying and it looks like he’ll be back playing for the Reserves in September. He’ll then need four or five game sunder his belt to get his match fitness up after not playing for so long but we’re hoping to have him back playing for the first team in the middle of October. His rehabilitation’s gone really well.

“Mitchell will be out for six to eight weeks now with a medial ligament tear but Conor Hagan should be back next week after a slight tear to his calf.”