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Season Over for Sky Blue Duo
Uploaded Friday, 6th Apr, 2018 at 21:35

THE season has officially ended early for Ballymena United pair Jonathan McMurray and Gary Thompson.
Both players will require surgery as part of their rehabilitation from injuries sustained, which brings to an end any chance of further involvement in this season's campaign.
Gary Thompson and Johnny McMurray ruled out
Thompson, one of our most consistent performers in the first half of the season, hasn't played since breaking his foot against Coleraine on Boxing Day, whilst McMurray's season also started with a spell on the side lines following an injury in our final pre-season game away to Portadown.
Manager David Jeffrey revealed the injury news ahead of tomorrow's game away to Linfield, "our injuries have been well documented throughout the season, but it's always been my philosophy to focus on the players on the pitch, not those on the physio table when preparing for matches - both for respect of all players in the squad, and secondly we do not reveal squad information to our opposition every week.
However, we have also always been upfront and honest with our supporters with regards to significant news in the squad, and tonight we're disappointed to report that Gary and Jonathan are out for the rest of the season.
Gary broke a couple of bones in his foot on Boxing Day and has been working very hard on his rehabilitation, but persistent pain led to a subsequent scan and the specialist's opinion is that the healing process has not went to plan and so Gary is booked in for surgery on Tuesday. Gary has been a tremendous servant to the club and had an excellent season up to the injury and the club will give him every support to continue his recovery. I spoke to Gary this evening and he is clear that his target is to be fit and ready for pre-season.
Jonathan has carried a shoulder injury for most of the season which we always knew was going to require surgery post-season, but a scan now has shown that he also needs to undergo a surgical procedure on his knee. With two operations ahead of him we couldn't even start to put a timescale to his recovery.
However, as ever, now our focus is on tomorrow and on the sixteen players, and moving forward we work to get the rest of the squad fit and ready for the season run in."