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Gillingham striker Danny Kedwell is set to continue playing despite suffering a hernia injury

06 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Danny Kedwell

Danny Kedwell

Gillingham striker Danny Kedwell is set continue playing, rather than undergo a hernia operation.

Kedwell was due to be operated on after complaining of groin problems but his initial surgery was cancelled after a mix-up at the hospital.

The 10-goal striker was penciled in again for an operation on Thursday, January 2nd but opted instead to continue playing. On Friday night he helped Gillingham to a 1-0 win over Wolves. 

A third date for an operation was lined up this Thursday but once again the Gills are having second thoughts.

Boss Peter Taylor told the club's website: "He is feeling OK. The reason he started the other day is because I was convinced he was going to have the operation on Thursday. I thought if he has that operation he then won’t be around for a month and I couldn’t risk playing Bayo against Wolves.

"But Danny has come in again, trained, is okay and is ready to play. He certainly has a hernia problem but it’s not a bad one and I think with rest we can keep him going. 

“Rather than lose him for a month, the way he is feeling at the minute, I am thinking about not having the operation and he can then carry on as he is doing. Once we get to a figure (points) that we think we have progressed enough, then we can get it done.”


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