Surgery To Sideline Tierney For Five Months

  • October 03, 2013 | By Chris Mann
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Marc Tierney will undergo surgery on a broken foot on Thursday, that is expected to keep him out of action for at least five months.

Tierney was taken to hospital after picking up the injury in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town. Initial reports suggested the 28-year-old may have suffered a broken leg. Although those fears were allayed, scans late revealed a break in his foot - just millimetres away from his right ankle.

The former Norwich City man missed the majority of last season with a groin injury, so this latest problem comes as a blow not only to Bolton but to the player as well. Tierney had made nine appearances since joining from the Canaries in the summer, but now looks set to be out of action until the spring.

Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman may look into the loan market to replace Tierney, as he has no recognised senior left-backs in his squad. Alex Baptiste, Tim Ream and the on-loan Kevin McNaughton can all play in that position, although their strongest positions are elsewhere.

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