Coleraine defender McVey hit by fresh injury blow

Kyle McVey
Kyle McVey is facing another lengthy spell on the sidelines

Coleraine defender Kyle McVey could be out for most of the season after breaking the same bone in his left foot for a third time in six months.

McVey suffered the setback in his latest comeback game for the Reserves.

"I'm disappointed for him - he has worked so hard to come back from this injury on two occasions," said Bannsiders boss Oran Kearney.

Meanwhile, midfielder Michael Heggarty will be out for at least a further two months due to an knee injury.

"Michael has consulted with a specialist and may require an operation. We will know better in another fortnight," added Kearney.

McVey returned from a lengthy lay-off in the second half of last season to compete in the pre-season Stena Cup tournament in Scotland, where he suffered a broken bone in the foot he injured in a game against Portadown last February.

McVey may require surgery to fully rectify the problem.

"It is a difficult injury to deal with and Kyle is very frustrated," said. Kearney