Conor Wilkinson Facing Lengthy Spell on the Sidelines Conor Wilkinson Facing Lengthy Spell on the Sidelines
By: Bescot Banter •

Conor Wilkinson Facing Lengthy Spell on the Sidelines

The Saddlers have been dealt a devastating blow as an all-important player looks set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
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Walsall Head Coach Michael Flynn has spoken to the local press and confirmed that forward Conor Wilkinson could miss the whole of next season after suffering a torn ACL during the latter stages of the Saddlers' 1-0 defeat to Rochdale.

Wilkinson, who had made thirty-six first-team appearances since joining the Saddlers in the summer of 2021, was forced off during the defeat to the Dale, with his injury being one of many which the team suffered during an afternoon to forget against the Dale.

Speaking shortly after Walsall's Good Friday victory over Carlisle United - Jack Earing's fourth goal of the season securing a first win in five for the Reds - Flynn confirmed that Wilkinson was due to undergo surgery today, and could face up to a year of rehab before making the return to first-team football.

With members of local media in attendance, Flynn confirmed; "Conor has done his ACL, his knee ligaments. He is looking at a long period off the pitch.

"It could be six to 12 months. I know that is a big difference but it depends on how the operation goes and how rehab goes.

"It is a long time but I think Conor knows we are all thinking of him, the players and the staff."
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