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Sammie Op A Success

21 March 2016

But youngster to miss rest of season.

U's youngster Sammie Szmodics has successfully undergone surgery.

The lively forward has been out of action with a foot injury since early December and will now miss the remainder of the campaign.

It was initially thought that a period of rest and an injection could solve the problem but in the end, surgery was required.

The operation went well, as Physio Tony Flynn explained to the official website.

"There was some stickiness and scar tissue on the outside of one of his tendons in his foot, so the surgeon went in and shaved the offending pieces off and smoothed the area to get rid of the discomfort and pain.

He said: "Surgery is always a last resort, especially in young players but it got to the point that it did become the only option.

On that recovery process, Tony continued: "He has been in a cast since the operation but that should be replaced with a boot this week, which should make it a bit more comfortable for him."

"Whilst it wasn't relatively serious, there will still be a recovery process for young Sammie and he will be out for the rest of the season, despite the operation going as well as expected." 

"Over the summer, we can build up the work he does and I'm pretty sure that he will be firing on all cylinders before the lads are back for pre-season at the end of June, beginning of July."

"He will then be in the boot for between four and six weeks, before we can get him out on the training ground again doing some gentle jogging.


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