Published: 13/10/2017 09:00 - Updated: 12/10/2017 16:01

Caley Thistle rocked by freak calf injury for Fon Williams

Written byKenny MacDonald and Paul Chalk

 

Crocked goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams had kept two successive clean sheets.
Crocked goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams had kept two successive clean sheets.
OWAIN Fon Williams has been ruled out for at least six weeks following a training ground injury.


The Caley Thistle keeper was crocked in a freak accident virtually at the end of a midweek session – despite there being no player near him.

Manager John Robertson was left cursing his luck, especially after two successive clean sheets.

"It’s really bizarre", he explained.

"We must’ve broken a mirror because we have two players out with broken thumbs and now Owain has a calf tear.

"Owain took the last cross of the day under no pressure, then took one step and felt like he had been shot in the calf!

"And ‘Big Phil’ (Felitciano Zschusschen) has damaged a knee so it doesn’t rain, but it pours.

"It is a blow, but we have two equally good goalkeepers in Mark Ridgers and Ryan Esson. But we were just getting back to a settled defence so it’s sore one, particularly for Owain after coming in during the transfer window and getting himself into the first-team.

"Any pull or tear is six weeks... and we’ll lose Owain for the foreseeable future."

He added: "Gary Warren broke his thumb and Charlie Trafford decided to copy him and fractured his. I’ve never known anything like that in my life, not even with goalkeepers suffering that."

It’s understood Zschusschen will also be out for six weeks.

*** Also read in Friday's Inverness Courier an interview with ICT defender Coll Donaldson, who says it’s time for Caley Thistle to deliver on the pitch in the Championship.

 

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