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DONS DEFENDER RULED OUT FOR REST OF YEAR

July 27, 2018 2:52 pm Author: AFC Media Team

 

Aberdeen have been dealt a severe blow with the news that defender Mark Reynolds will not play again until at least the turn of the year following surgery to his knee.

Manager Derek McInnes admitted the news is exactly what he did not want. “It’s extremely disappointing that our worst fears were confirmed last night when he went into surgery.

“We’re going to be without him for the next six or seven months so it’s a huge blow especially when these things happen in a pre-season game, but injuries are part and parcel of that. Knowing the character that Mark has, we’re hoping his rehabilitation will be as straight forward as possible.

“We’re disappointed for ourselves because we’re missing an important player, but we’re disappointed for Mark because he had worked extremely hard during the close season to give himself the best chance of being that important player he has always been for us.

“Unfortunately, he’s going to have to take a back seat now and work hard with the physios but I wouldn’t bet against him coming back as strong as ever.”

The 31-year-old, who joined the Dons on loan from Sheffield Wednesday in 2012, before making the move permanent the following year, has made 237 appearances for the Pittodrie side.

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