Chris Smith injuredWednesday, 16th Dec 2009
Four to eight weeks lay off for second on loan keeper
Goalkeeper Chris Smith has broken his foot. The stopper came to Dunfermline on an emergency loan from St Mirren after first choice keeper Greg Fleming dislocated a finger, but after suffering a stress fracture to his right foot he has returned to the Paisley club.
Jim McIntyre said:-
"We've had a disaster goalkeeping wise with Chris Smith breaking his foot, It's a real blow as I thought he has been magnificent and was great to have about the place?he's an excellent keeper and showed what a good goalie he will be."
The injury means a will be out for four to eight weeks lay off for the keeper who first felt a problem with his foot in training last Thursday but it wasn't until it was scanned on Tuesday that the fracture was confirmed. He commented:-
"This just sums up what has been a terrible year for me. I was really enjoying getting first team football and doing well with Dunfermline. I felt it last Thursday and mentioned that it felt a bit funny to the Dunfermline physio on Friday, but then played the game on Saturday. However, I mentioned it again after the game and the physio suggested I get a scan.
"I'd been out for months at St Mirren with knee ligament problems before and now lady luck has struck again?it's my standing foot so it is a nightmare."
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