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Tierney 'may play this season'

Injured Bolton defender Marc Tierney could play again this season, according to the club's head of sports science.

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Marc Tierney: Who may play again this season despite broken ankle

Marc Tierney: Who may play again this season despite broken ankle

The full-back is recovering from a fractured ankle sustained against Yeovil and the 28-year-old feared his season could be over.

But Mark Leather has told the Bolton News it is not all doom and gloom for Tierney.

Leather said: "The rehab from the date of surgery is around about four to five months, it could be a little bit quicker or a little bit longer.

"The talus bone he has fractured can be a little bit unpredictable in terms of how quickly it heals but, by all accounts, the surgeon is really pleased with how things have gone.

"It is not a good bone to break but the fracture was actually in a good place. It's a lesser of two evils.

"Fingers crossed, if all goes well then he could be back in action towards the end of the season.

"He knows it wasn't a good bone to break but it is good news that the screw they have inserted is not interfering with the joint."

Tierney is to have his stitches removed later this week and will be fitted with a walking boot over the next few days.

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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