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Murphy Injury Update

12 November 2015

Club Captain Peter Murphy injury situation formally clarified.

Following extensive consultations with both internal and external medical teams Morecambe Football Club are now able to formally clarify the position in respect of our Club Captain Peter Murphy.

Peter suffered a grade 3 tear to the medial ligament of his right knee during the game v Hartlepool on Sat 8th August. In the following days, after scans and specialist consultations, he was fitted with a brace to immobilise the knee joint. The original specialist prognosis was for 6 weeks in the brace followed by a further 6 weeks of rehabilitation. Some 3 weeks later and provoked by the immobilisation of his MCL injury, Peter firstly suffered a DVT which led to a double Pulmonary Embolus. He was treated at Aintree hospital and is now under the medical care of a haematology specialist who has also given him the go-ahead to resume the rehab on his knee injury. We are delighted to report that Peter is now back at the Club full-time, with the MFC medical team working with him in rehabilitating the original MCL injury.

It is planned that Peter will next see the haematologist at the end of November. Following that meeting it is hoped that a date might be available when he can resume full training.

Peter Murphy signed a 2 year contract in the summer following his release from Wycombe after scoring during the penalty shoot-out of the League 2 play-off Final in May.

Jim Bentley commented: "I made Peter my Captain for all of the qualities he will now need as he works to get himself back to full fitness following such a horrendous setback. It is great to have him back around the Club on a daily basis so we can all support him as he continues his rehab with the MFC medical staff and specialists."

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