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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Kinsella banned for two years

ESPN staff

Fleetwood Town midfielder Gerard Kinsella will miss two years of football after being found guilty of using the banned anabolic steroid Nandrolone, according to The Telegraph.

Kinsella admitted to using the substance as pain-relieving medication following a catalogue of shoulder injuries.

The former Everton starlet was injected by his cousin, Neil, after his relative assured him it would not convene anti-doping regulations, believing the substance to be Durabolin, which in effect, is Nandrolone.

However, a three-strong independent Football Association regulatory commission believed Kinsella had been negligent in not checking first with the club doctor.

Kinsella has endured a long list of injuries in his career, with ankle injuries, a broken metatarsal and three shoulder dislocations cruelling his time at Everton.

He was then kept out of the entire of the 2011/12 season following knee injury while on trial at Plymouth.

Kinsella signed a two-year contract with Fleetwood last year, but has yet to see any action, shoulder injuries again keeping him on the sidelines.




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