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Sean Dyche said tonight that it was too early to tell the extent of the injury Dwight McNeil sustained in the closing stages of the goalless FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace but he was hopeful it isn't too serious.

The winner was stretchered to the dressing room with his leg in a brace after appearing to fall awkwardly on his ankle defending a corner at Selhurst Park.

There were initial fears that McNeil might have sustained long-term damage but the club won't know either way until he has returned to Finch Farm and the swelling his subsided.

"It's early, but Dwight's in the dressing room and calm, which is a good sign," the manager said. "Hopefully it's a swollen ankle but it's too early to tell."


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Peter Moore
1 Posted 05/01/2024 at 00:23:09
I once had a nasty ankle sprain taking a throw in lol, it ballooned up and was dodgy colour. It was murder. I could not stand on it for 2 days, but was better within a week. Fingers crossed nothing broken for Dwight. Class on amd off the pitch he is. A credit to himself and the club. Get well soon Super Dwight McNeil.
Karl Masters
2 Posted 05/01/2024 at 00:33:48
Hopefully it’s not as bad as it appeared at the time. Our results were poor early in the season without him when he was injured and he clearly adds something to the team! Get well soon Dwight!
Neil Tyrrell
3 Posted 05/01/2024 at 00:43:30
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Dwight, would be a huge loss to us.
Dave Abrahams
4 Posted 05/01/2024 at 09:58:09
Sometimes, you never know how good and valuable a player is to the team until he doesn't play. I really hope Dwight's injury isn't as bad as it looks.

I hope Dwight is back in the team very soon.

Mark Ryan
5 Posted 05/01/2024 at 14:31:58
A hugely worrying loss.
Jerome Shields
6 Posted 05/01/2024 at 14:56:18
Wish him a speedy recovery.
Ed Prytherch
7 Posted 05/01/2024 at 14:57:53
All the above.
Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 05/01/2024 at 15:06:11
What a huge relief for Dwight and the club. I clicked onto this site the minute I woke up this morning expecting to see a story about his fractured leg -- I had assumed from the stretcher, the leg brace and the size of the medical contingent around him that he was dealing with a serious injury and had been taken straight to hospital, a la Gomes and Oviedo.

I'm so happy to be so wrong. Wishing him a swift recovery and better days ahead for him and his lady.

Jeff Spiers
9 Posted 05/01/2024 at 17:47:04
As above
Will Mabon
10 Posted 05/01/2024 at 18:00:42
Wish the winner a speedy recovery :-)
Mike Corcoran
11 Posted 05/01/2024 at 18:24:35
Hopefully not as bad as the sprained ankle I turned on the kerb outside the Ship and Mitre, still giving me grief 6 years later!
Anthony Flack
12 Posted 06/01/2024 at 10:40:11
Ah twisted ankles… I twisted mine whilst out running on a bloody conker…

My wife told me to grow a pair nothing wrong with it…I went to A&E 3 days later and they curtly agreed with my wife.

Went walking on the Norfolk coast and god did it hurt… no sympathy

I am shit at listening to voicemail but about 6 weeks later did, to find a message from A&E the day after saying I’d broken it in 3 places….

Anyway so what sorry for rambling

Let’s hope Dwight is ok, he’s looked knackered the past couple of games as well

Si Cooper
13 Posted 08/01/2024 at 13:54:01
Mike (11),

I was hobbling for about 2 months when I twisted my ankle horribly in a pot-hole type depression on the walkway whilst jogging back to the Byrom Street campus after a couple at ‘lunch' in the Ship and Mitre.

Fortunately that was years ago and I bounced back, although I think that injury had some lasting impact on my increasingly creaky joints.

Rob Halligan
14 Posted 08/01/2024 at 14:06:42
Anthony # 12…

How exactly do you run on a conker? That must take some doing!! 😁😁😁

Danny O’Neill
15 Posted 08/01/2024 at 14:41:29
I have broken a couple of legs and both ankles over the years as well as ankle ligament damage and a tear to the quad (the most difficult to come back from).

If you're running on a conker, you're playing on the wrong type of pitch and the referee and assistants haven't done their job for checking the pitch and making sure it's safe.

Bill Gall
16 Posted 08/01/2024 at 14:59:15
Has there been anymore information from the club as it was last Thursday he was stretchered off, or are they just waiting for the swelling to go down?
Dave Williams
17 Posted 08/01/2024 at 20:34:47
I was tripped running towards the touch line, went plying into the long grass at pitch side and my knee landed on a wine bottle. Went to A and E and had a load of stitches put in with no anaesthetic - they said it was my own fault for playing dangerous games!!
Mark Boullé
18 Posted 09/01/2024 at 17:04:36
No idea whether no news is good or bad...

5 days have elapsed since Dwight was stretchered off. The club must know the prognosis by now...!

Derek Knox
19 Posted 10/01/2024 at 02:56:14
Anthony @12

"I am shit at listening to voicemail but about 6 weeks later did, to find a message from A&E the day after saying I'd broken it in 3 places…."

Thought you were only in the one place! :-)

Andrew Keatley
20 Posted 12/01/2024 at 16:32:02
Some positive news from Dyche's press conference today:

Seems like the injury has settled down and there's an outside chance of McNeil being involved again as early as the game against Villa on Sunday, but a more realistic chance of him being part of the squad for the FA Cup replay against Palace next Wednesday.

Brian Williams
21 Posted 12/01/2024 at 16:36:39
I don't think he said there's an outside chance of him being involved against Villa, Andrew.

He said that about Doucouré.

Stephen Davies
22 Posted 12/01/2024 at 17:05:06
Doucourée has been training all week with the first XI (no decision has been made yet re Sunday).

McNeil is not available for a couple of weeks

Andrew Keatley
23 Posted 12/01/2024 at 17:07:17
Brian (21) - Christ, why am I wasting my time replying to your factually incorrect comment.

This is EXACTLY what Dyche said about McNeil:

"This one might be touch and go but... doubt he'll make this one, but next one he's got a chance so we'll see. But, yeah, he's been very lucky I think."

Possibly Dyche playing mind-games and maybe McNeil is not that close to return, but this is what he said. Either way, at least it looks like McNeil is not going to be sidelined for weeks and weeks.

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