Coleraine defender Lyndon Kane suffers fresh injury blow

Lyndon Kane has suffered a series of broken foot injuries
Lyndon Kane has suffered a series of broken foot injuries

Coleraine defender Lyndon Kane has suffered a fresh injury blow with the news that he has again broken a foot during Saturday's 1-0 Premiership win over Warrenpoint Town at Milltown.

Kane, 21, sustained a fractured foot in June 2017 and broke the same metatarsal in a 2-2 league draw with Linfield towards the end of last season.

That ruled him out of his side's last league game and the Irish Cup final.

The full-back came off injured after just three minutes of Saturday's match.

The initial injury sustained by the player in June 2017 required a series of operations and he was only able to return to action eight months later.

Coleraine manager Rodney McAree tweeted his disappointment for Kane, who has already been sidelined through injury this season.

"A big three points yesterday, thoroughly deserved, but unfortunately came at a cost with the injury to Lyndon," he said.

"[I'm] absolutely devastated for the young man who has worked so hard to get back. He will do it again, I'm sure, and we will do all we can to make sure he gets the best he needs."

Another Bannsiders defender, Aaron Traynor, was ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury in November.

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