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Injury blow for Daggers striker Murphy

Rhys Murphy will undergo surgery on his injured groin on Monday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO Rhys Murphy will undergo surgery on his injured groin on Monday. Pic: Dave Simpson/TGSPHOTO

Friday, April 11, 2014
12:00 PM

Dagenham & Redbridge will have to do without top goalscorer Rhys Murphy for the remainder of the season as the striker undergoes surgery on his groin injury on Monday.

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The 23-year-old has been ruled out since the start of March with the problem, and the club had been managing it throughout the season up until that point.

Murphy had taken injections in a bid to make a return before the end of the campaign, but having returned to training, the former Arsenal man was still in some discomfort.

And after seeing a specialist, boss Wayne Burnett revealed the striker will have an operation on Monday.

His absence, alongside that of Zavon Hines may well see the Daggers just miss out on a play-off spot, but Burnett has been proud of those that have come in to fill the void left by the duo.

“Rhys is going to have an operation. He is going to be operated on on Monday, so he’ll take no part between now and the end of the season,” said Burnett.

“Hopefully he’ll be ready and raring to go for the start of next season.

“You look at the contribution that Rhys and Zavon have had and we have been without them since the start of March, so all credit to the players that have come in and took the mantle on.

“I am really pleased they have done that. But that’s why you have squads. Any team that lose their players who have had a so-called massive contribution, it can affect them.

“If you look at the players that have come in, they have done remarkable.”

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