Keenan goes under goes surgery

Keenan goes under goes surgery

Posted on May 13, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup keeper Davie Keenan has had successful surgery on his knee, that he injured in the PS4 NPLWA clash against Perth SC last month.

The 23-year-old, who was forced off the pitch after only 15 minutes in the game, said the injury was worse than he first thought. “The surgery went well, and the extent of the injury was worse than we thought,” he said. “The full extent of the injury was a large tear to more than 50% of my lateral meniscus in my left knee that needed the surgery,” he explained. “There was also a slight grade 1 posterolateral corner tear in the back of my knee but I’ve been told that will heal itself.”

The keeper was in good form when he injured his knee, helping the club to back-to-back league wins against Armadale and Subiaco, and he said it’s not good watching. “I’m gutted to miss so much football, because I thought I was just starting to turn the corner in terms of my own performance as well as the teams’ performances,” he explained. “But these things happen sometimes in football, but all I can do is work hard during my physio and rehab sessions and come back as soon as I can.”

It was only the second serious injury for the big custodian, and he is looking forward to getting back into the game after his re-hab. “I broke a bone in my hand in the last game of the season a couple of years ago, which put me in a cast for eight weeks, but I didn’t miss any football, so I would consider this to be my first serious injury,” he said. “I’ve been told I should be able to start some sort of running in about 3-4 weeks, as for returning to full training I don’t have a date yet, I’ll just need to wait and see how my rehab goes and what the physio’s say.” – From everyone at ECU Joondalup SC, all the best with the rehab Davie !!!!!!!