Midfielder ruptures anterior cruciate ligament v MK Dons
Manager Graham Westley last night confirmed that Dean Parrett is set to spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining a serious knee injury last weekend.
The midfielder, who has impressed many this season since arriving on a free transfer in October and scored his first competitive goal for Boro against MK Dons, went down in the area around the hour mark on Saturday in obvious pain and after lengthy treatment was stretchered off. A scan has since confirmed the 22-year old has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.
Speaking in his programme notes for this Saturday's game against Port Vale, physio Paul Dando has explained more on Dean's injury:
"The mechanism of foot fixed plus contact and rotation suggested that there was some intra-articular damage and his level of pain at the time was high. Although his symptoms settled over Sunday, he was sent for an MRI on Monday afternoon and this confirmed a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. Obviously, this spells the end of his season and is disappointing news for both Deano and the squad.
"He is due to see the consultant on Thursday and we are hoping that he can be operated on as soon as possible. With the surgical expertise nowadays, this type of injury can be turned around inside six months and with Deano's age and work ethic, this is a challenge which he is relishing."
Everyone at the Club would like to wish Dean a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back in a Boro shirt at the earliest opportunity.