Gary Deegan: Cambridge United midfielder played three games with broken foot

Gary Deegan
Gary Deegan (left) made 40 League One appearances for Shrewsbury last season

Cambridge United boss Shaun Derry says midfielder Gary Deegan played three matches with a broken foot before finally succumbing to the injury.

The 30-year-old missed their win over Stevenage on Saturday, but played their previous three games with the injury.

Derry says the injury is likely to keep the ex-Coventry, Southend and Shrewsbury man out for several weeks.

"This is unbelievable what has happened here," Derry said. "People are willing to go to the wall for each other."

He added to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "He actually broke his foot three weeks ago and the kid's been playing for three games with a broken foot."

The three-game spell included the U's 7-0 defeat by Luton, but Deegan otherwise played a part in two goalless draws while carrying the injury.

The Irishman was at the forefront of Derry's mind after their first League Two victory in five attempts.

"It looks like he's going to be missing quite a chunk of the next few weeks," he added.

"That win was for Gary because he'll be sat there at home absolutely full of disappointment that he couldn't be involved - but he'll be delighted with the win."

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