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Updated: Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles suffers a broken leg injury

19:28 20 February 2016

Norwich City youngster Connor McGrandles faces a long road to recovery after breaking his leg playing for Falkirk on Saturday. 
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Norwich City youngster Connor McGrandles faces a long road to recovery after breaking his leg playing for Falkirk on Saturday. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City’s on-loan midfielder Conor McGrandles suffered a double leg break in Falkirk’s 1-0 Scottish Championship win over Morton on Saturday.

The 20-year-old, who joined the Bairns’ in January on a loan deal until the end of this season, confirmed the news on Saturday evening after hospital scans to assess the extent of the damage following a challenge with Morton’s Joe McKee near the end of Falkirk’s 1-0 away win. McGrandles was stretchered off with his right leg in a splint after lengthy treatment.

The midfielder used his personal Twitter account to tweet: ‘Gutted to say I’ve suffered a double leg break. Can’t thank everyone enough on the pitch and at the hospital for keeping me calm and helping me. I know for a fact I’ll come back from this and well done to the lads for the three points.’

Bairns’ boss Peter Houston, speaking straight after the game, admitted he feared the worst.

“He’s away to Inverclyde hospital,” Houston told BBC Scotland. “He said right away to his team-mate that it’s broken and the doctor and physio thought the same thing when they went on the field.

“My thoughts are more with Conor than being delighted with any victory. He’s a young lad we’ve brought up from Norwich; a former Falkirk player. It’s certainly put a huge dampener on what was a valuable three points for us.”

McGrandles joined Norwich in a reported £1m deal from the Bairns in August 2014, but had made only one senior appearance in Norwich’s 6-1 Championship win over Millwall in December 2014.

8 comments

  • Terrible luck indeed. Of all the types of broken leg he could have had, it just had to be the injury variety.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016

  • What $#!t luck.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 22, 2016

  • Best wishes to Conor , make a complete recovery and become a star.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Sunday, February 21, 2016

  • Really dreadful for the young lad. Hope he makes a complete recovery so he can resume and further his career.

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    malaga flier

    Sunday, February 21, 2016

  • All the best Conor - get you back on that pitch!

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    el dingo

    Sunday, February 21, 2016

  • Bad news for the lad. Been there and it's a long road back. Wish him the best.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • All the very best Conor for a speedy and complete recovery

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    Quitefrank

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

  • Total sickener for the lad, get well soon pal.

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    lordbesty

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

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