Freak pram accident breaks Beevers’ hand

LEE Beevers must be wondering if his time at Colchester United is cursed after a freak domestic accident left his arm in a cast and facing up to another month back on the sidelines.

A bad shoulder injury, followed by chronic knee troubles meant the 26-year-old spent virtually all of his debut season at the club on the sidelines following his summer switch from Lincoln City.

And having just started tasting first team action again at the start of this campaign, the injury curse has struck the versatile defender/midfielder again in bizarre fashion.

Beevers tripped while carrying his child’s pram up the stairs at home, trapping his hand badly in its mechanism in the process.

A trip to Accident and Emergency revealed he had dislocated a metacarpal (one of the bones that connects the wrist to the fingers) and he was immediately put in a cast.

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The former Ipswich Town trainee and Wales Under-21 international then went back into hospital yesterday morning for a minor operation on the injury.

“He’s likely to be out for three to four weeks,” said U’s boss John Ward. “It all depends on what sort of plaster he gets on it really.

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“He has been training okay in the cast that was originally put on it, but we’re more worried about the damage he could do to other people if he was to catch anyone with the plaster.

“It’s a pity because he was just getting back to full fitness and was starting to get a bit of form.”

– Full story in today’s EADT with two-page preview of Colchester’s trip to Southampton in tomorrow’s paper.

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