Updated: Norwich City midfielder Conor McGrandles suffers a broken leg injury
19:28 20 February 2016
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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.