Troy Deeney: Upbeat Despite Scan Results

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford club captain Troy Deeney is being closely monitored by the medical team after a scan showed some Achilles tendon damage sustained during the Coventry City game at St. Andrew's on February 6.

A Sky Blues' defender fell onto the skipper's lower leg at St. Andrews a week last Saturday, yet the Hornets' Number 9 dismissed it as a minor knock at the time and battled through the game - even going closest to scoring the game's only goal with a late looping header which came back off the far post.

"I know it sounds mad when you think I was on the bench for the Bristol City game - but that's how much I've wanted to help do anything I can to help our club get right back in the hunt for automatic promotion," said the striker.

He added: "It's not unusual for me to get on with it sometimes; to have an injection and play with a little injury or two. Sometimes it's to my detriment longer term and sometimes it can look like I'm not giving it my all. But anyone who has any idea about me and Watford knows how much I want the best for everyone here.

"The lads have done superb over the last week. Now we've got to keep that run going, keep churning out the results to put pressure on the other teams."

Deeney will be in an immobilising plastic boot for an initial two weeks, to allow the first part of the healing process to take place, then a second scan will take place to assess what the next steps should be for rehab.

"The specialist will probably want to stretch that fortnight longer, because he knows as soon as that boot's off I'll be charging through any work to get back!," he said, with a wry smile.

"I'm not going to be around until I'm out of that boot, but as soon as I can get to the games I'll be doing what I would expect a captain to do; being as big a support as I can be to the gaffer and the lads."

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