16/02/2009

Harding's Season Is Over

Morton defender Ryan Harding will miss the rest of this season after he was advised to rest until April to allow him to recuperate from a groin injury (involving bone and muscle) that he has been suffering from, on and off, for six years.

Harding told the Greenock Telegraph's Roger Graham: "I was speaking to physio Paul Kelly through the week. He has been talking to Gordon McKay, the surgeon dealing with me, and asking him what is the best way to go from here on. I’ve been told to rest and, if by April, there is no improvement then I will probably need an operation. I’ve had the problem on and off for about the last six years. It is apparently one of these things where it responds to rest if you get it early enough."

Harding has been absent from first team action since our 4-1 hammering at Ross County on the 11th of October. Until now his absence was a bit of a mystery; in team lines news he was usually simply described as 'injured' or in most cases not even mentioned. The ex-Hibs man wasn't having the best of seasons but did provide one of the highlights when he scored the winning goal in the League cup victory against his old club at Easter Road (pictured, above left).

Greenock Telegraph - Harding Out For Rest Of Season (16.02.2009)

1 comment:

mortonjag said...

I hope Hardy gets this sorted-he has the potential to play above this level IMHO.