Oliver receives positive news from knee scan

Scan results have confirmed that Gary Oliver‘s knee injury is not as bad as initially feared, manager Jim Duffy has tonight revealed.

The in-form frontman, who has eight goals in all competitions, limped off in the 41st minute of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat away to Queen of the South and later left Palmerston on crutches worried his season could be over.

However, the diagnosis has come back better than expected, revealing Oliver had suffered a slight medial ligament tear and is expected to face a few weeks on the sidelines.

Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net, Duffy said: “It’s good news, if not great news. It’s good news because it’s not as bad as first feared – there’s no damage to the cruciate ligament or anything like that.

“The other side of it is that’s a slight tear of the medial ligament and that it’s still going to be a few weeks yet. However long can depend on the extent of the tear and the individual.

“But it is good news in that it’s not anymore serious than that, and that’s brilliant for everybody concerned because it means he’s still going to play a significant part in the rest of the season.”


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