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McNamara suffers season-ending broken leg

March 12, 2010
By Soccernet staff

It has been confirmed that Jackie McNamara's season is over after he broke his leg on Wednesday.

Jackie McNamara
GettyImagesJackie McNamara won't play again this season.

Partick manager Ian McCall said that the on-loan Celtic veteran would miss the rest of the campaign regardless of whether he requires surgery or not, after he was stretchered from the Somerset Park pitch following a collision with Ayr defender Martyn Campbell.

McNamara only signed a one-month loan move to Partick last month, but it remains to be seen whether the 36-year-old continues his playing career next season.

"We could tell at the time it was a bad one and it has been confirmed Jackie has broken his leg," explained McCall. "He's going to see a specialist to determine how serious the break is, but it's obviously a bad injury and our hope is that there isn't any cruciate damage.

"There are two scenarios and neither of them are good. The first is that if there is no operation required Jackie could make it for pre-season at the end of June.

"The second is that if he requires surgery he will be out until next August or September. Either way, Jackie will not play again this season."