Monday, March 17, 2014

Arthurlie Skipper Jordan Done For Season

Arthurlie skipper Ryan Jordan played his final game of the season yesterday in the relegation battle against Largs Thistle. 
This week the 28 year old central defender will undergo surgery to rebuild his left ankle. 
"I have next to no ligament in my ankle because of long standing damage and I'm now paying the price for continuing to play games through the years while injured.
"The surgeon had said I'll be six weeks in plaster and a further six weeks in a protective boot before getting down to a period of recuperative therapy. It's looking like six months on the sidelines at the very least which I know will drive me loopy.
"I'm not the best of spectators and it will be even worse to be looking on with Arthurlie battling to stay up and I'm absolutely gutted to be missed out.
"I have kept the gaffer, Gavin Duncan, and club officials informed of my predicament and we had agreed to delay the surgery on two previous occasions in the belief that Arthurlie's fate would be defined one way or another by March time.
"But the rash of weather-enforced postponements has worked against us and now I have to go ahead with the procedure at the worst possible time."
Jordan is looking to prove doubters wrong, who believe he will never play the same again after his surgery. 
"The whispers have come to my attention but I'm determined to make a comeback not least of all to pay back Gavin and the Arthurlie people for their fantastic backing ever since I broke the devastating news to them.
"Initially I had the option of waiting until May but they knew the constant pain I was in and also took into consideration the fact that I would then miss out a large chunk of next season so they gave their blessing for me to proceed next week.
"But we had a lot more defensive cover when they made that call and now only Kevin Green and Jamie Lyden as recognized centrebacks, I just worry we might be caught short-handed for our run-in games.
"I'll be lending my support as soon as able but before then I hope to do my bit to hand over a leaving present of three points from the Largs game."
Reference: Evening Sun
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