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Daggers striker seeks specialist advice

Daggers' Rhys Murphy could be out for the rest of the season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO Daggers' Rhys Murphy could be out for the rest of the season. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1:07 PM

Dagenham & Redbridge boss Wayne Burnett admits striker Rhys Murphy may not be risked for the rest of the season as the club’s top goalscorer is still struggling with injury.

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The 23-year-old has been out with a groin problem since the start of March, and had been taking injections as he hoped to boost the Daggers for the end of season run-in.

But he continues to suffer pain, and Burnett believes it may well be a hernia he’s struggling with.

The 13-goal forward was set to see a specialist today in a bid to diagnose the injury, and the Daggers chief is keen to make sure Murphy is 100 per cent fit before he returns, whether that be this season or next.

“Rhys has gone to see another specialist and we’ll have a much better idea about the extent of the injury later in the week,” said Burnett.

“He’s still struggling with it a little bit and they seem to think it may be his hip which is giving him a problem now, but we feel it may well be a hernia.

“Rhys has been having injections and although I want him back, I wouldn’t want him to return unless he was 100 per cent. If that’s not until the start of next season then that’s what it will have to be.”

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