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Egan injury blow

21 November 2012

Defender John Egan's loan period with City is effectively over already after it was confirmed that the Irishman suffered a broken right leg in Tuesday's win over Plymouth Argyle.

The Bantams' gritty victory over Plymouth was marred by the serious injury picked up loanee defender early into the first half.

Egan picked up the horrible injury leg falling awkwardly while going to make a headed clearance just outside his own area.

After over five minutes of treatment on the pitch, Egan was stretchered off before being taken immediately to Bradford Royal Infirmary to spend the night there.

The centre half, who joined the Bantams on loan from Sunderland earlier this month, will now be moved to a private hospital in the North East before undergoing an operation in the next few days to pin his leg.

As well as prematurely curtailing Egan's loan period at the Coral Windows Stadium, the twenty year-old's injury is also expected to prevent him from playing again this season.

City assistant Steve Parkin commented: "The minute he landed on the ground, we could all unfortunately see how bad the injury was by his reaction and the reactions of the players around him."

"It is heartbreaking because he's a young lad who's come into the building only recently and done ever so well.

"He has been an outstanding young man - on and off the field - and he has been excellent in all of the games he's played for us.

"The main thing to focus on now regarding John, however, is that he gets all the right treatment he needs and that he recovers from this injury as soon as possible.

"I know the manager is going to see him tonight (Tuesday), which is a nice touch, and we'll be doing our bit as a football club to try and help him over these next few days."

Parkin also revealed post-match that Zavon Hines will be out for the next few weeks after the club received the results of a scan on the winger's injured ankle.

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