UK time is: 07:02:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

RUFC - Brogan-could have been worse

Rotherham United haven't been playing that well recently and one of the reasons could be that they are missing nineteen year old defender Stephen Brogan.

Brogan had played twenty-nine league games for the Millers this season and it was during his thirtieth that he got an horrific injury, which saw him in hospital in Milton Keynes for two weeks. Going for a fifty-fifty ball the player ended up with his leg broken in two places and, although surgery went well several days later he got compartment syndrome which required further surgery leaving an open wound. But, Stephen is now back home with his family and doing well.

Speaking to The Times, the Rotherham born defender said, 'It wasn't a malicious tackle. It was just one of those things.'

Having hospital visits from both Rotherham and MK Dons players and managers and fans of both teams, Paddy, as he is affectionately known by the Millers fans, said that MK Dons manager, Paul Ince had told him to keep his head up and he will come back stronger.

With the Millers on the brink of going into administration and losing ten points he might have to keep his spirits up as well as his head but the club are doing their best for him and he is being treated privately in Sheffield.

He says he has received thousands of cards from both Rotherham and MK Dons fans and that he realises how much he is appreciated.

'I've had a lot of support,' he said, 'and the specialist said hopefully, I should be back playing in nine months. It could have been worse, could have been better.

'Until something like this happens you don't realise how lucky you are playing football.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Herringthorpe  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 3 2008

Time: 4:41PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Rotherham United Articles

Millers v Blackburn Preview (Tuesday September 30 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Broadfoot Was Excellent' (Tuesday September 30 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'Big Decision To Recall Rowe' (Tuesday September 30 2014)

RUFC - Head-to-Head v Blackburn (Tuesday September 30 2014)

RUFC - Ref Watch v Blackburn (Monday September 29 2014)

RUFC - Brighton Tickets On Sale (Monday September 29 2014)

RUFC - Evans 'It Wasn't Our Day' (Sunday September 28 2014)

Archived Rotherham United Articles

List All Vital Rotherham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Leeds Utd 9 4 1 4 -2 13
15. Bournemouth 10 3 3 4 1 12
16. Millwall 10 3 2 5 -3 11
17. Rotherham 10 3 2 5 -4 11
18. Brighton 10 2 4 4 -2 10
19. Birmingham 10 2 4 4 -6 10
20. Wigan 10 2 3 5 -2 9

Breaking League News

Smash n' Grab
Norwich : 01/10/2014 06:58:00
Rotherham : 30/09/2014 23:41:00
Hornets Win Enthralling Brentford Encounter
Watford : 30/09/2014 23:31:00
Wigan : 30/09/2014 23:29:00
Karanka rues missed opportunity
Middlesbrough : 30/09/2014 23:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

If You Was Manager Would You Start Becchio On Tuesday?
Suggested By:  
Yes 84%
No 16%