Filed: Thursday, 20th September 2012
By: Staff Writer
Former West Ham United striker Nicky Maynard's season is over after he sustained ligament damage during Tuesday night's 2-0 win against Millwall.
Maynard, who moved to Cardiff on the final day of the summer transfer window just three weeks ago was stretchered off after catching his leg in the ground during the win at the New Den.
And his worst fears were confirmed today when he was ruled out for the rest of the 2012/13 campaign with serious damage to his anterior cruciate ligament, which will require surgery to repair.
Cardiff's head of performance Richard Collinge told walesonline.co.uk: "Nicky will remain under the care of a local orthopaedic specialist and the Cardiff City medical team, working through a substantial rehabilitation programme with the goal of returning to first team action when possible.
"Instances such as this can see varied recovery times and we will do everything to support and guide Nicky through the rehabilitation process. The player has the backing of all of us at the club and we all wish him a speedy recovery, coming back stronger than ever."
Maynard moved to West Ham from Bristol City in January 2012 and scored four goals for United before being sold to Championship side Cardiff just seven months later.
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08:08PM 21st Sep 2012
''Gutted for him, didn't want to see him go. Hope for a speedy recovery.''
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