Date: 13th November 2015 at 5:17pm
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Morecambe have now taken the step of clarifying the situation with Club skipper Peter Murphy.

Audio – Bentley Talks Murphy

In a statement released on the Official Site the club explained that extensive consultations had taken place with internal and external medical teams, and they were now in a position to clarify matters.

‘Peter suffered a grade 3 tear to the medial ligament of his right knee during the game v Hartlepool on Sat 8th August. In the following days, after scans and specialist consultations, he was fitted with a brace to immobilise the knee joint. The original specialist prognosis was for 6 weeks in the brace followed by a further 6 weeks of rehabilitation. Some 3 weeks later and provoked by the immobilisation of his MCL injury, Peter firstly suffered a DVT which led to a double Pulmonary Embolus. He was treated at Aintree hospital and is now under the medical care of a haematology specialist who has also given him the go-ahead to resume the rehab on his knee injury. We are delighted to report that Peter is now back at the Club full-time, with the MFC medical team working with him in rehabilitating the original MCL injury.’

I believe in normal speak – that’s a blood clot.

The statement goes on to explain that Murphy will be seeing a haematologist at the end of November and then it’s hoped that a date can be set where he can resume full training once more.

Manager Jim Bentley said.

‘I made Peter my Captain for all of the qualities he will now need as he works to get himself back to full fitness following such a horrendous setback. It is great to have him back around the Club on a daily basis so we can all support him as he continues his rehab with the MFC medical staff and specialists.’

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