Ricki: Scan results were what I wanted to hear

Injured defender Ricki Lamie says his recent scan results were exactly what he wanted to hear as he bids to get back playing as soon as possible.

The 24-year-old centre-half has been ruled out since an opposition striker accidentally stepped on his Achilles in the Betfred Cup tie against Queen’s Park on 18 July.

With Thomas O’Ware, Lee Kilday, and Darren Barr also sidelined, Jim Duffy has been forced to take a chance on untested Australian Jack Iredale and midfielder Connor McManus at the heart of his back four.

Lamie, who will wear the No.5 shirt this term, is desperate to get back involved and so was thrilled with the news that he had not suffered any serious damage and could start running again this week.

Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net, he explained: “It happened near the end of the Queen’s Park game: I stepped across the striker to shield him off and as I did that he trod on my Achilles.

“It’s an awkward bit of your foot, a sensitive bit of your ankle with nothing to protect it, just the tendon running up. Even your shoes are rubbing off it for example.

“It was a sore one and I thought it was going to be a lot worse. I went for a scan and got my results recently, and thankfully they came back and said there was no tear and no damage, that it was just bruised and inflamed.

“That was what I was wanted to hear; it was perfect feedback. So I’m back running and stuff; I did a good bit yesterday and today, and I’ll be in tomorrow for a bit of extra running with Hagi [Craig McPherson].

“I’m feeling fit and raring to go and get back into it. Fingers crossed I’ll be fit enough to at least be available to be considered for Saturday if the gaffer wants to include me.”


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