St Mirren's McMenamin faces spell on sidelines after surgery

The Northern Ireland international needs an operation on a knee injury.

St Mirren’s Conor McMenamin faces spell on sidelines after surgery SNS Group

St Mirren have revealed that attacker Conor McMenamin is to have surgery on a knee injury and is not taking part in their pre-season training.

McMenamin suffered from a knee complaint last season and though he played for club and country in recent months, he returned from international duty with a problem and is now to have an operation.

The Paisley club said that he had not returned for pre-season training with the rest of the squad and though no date has been put on his return, it”s certain that he will miss the club’s UEFA Conference League qualifier against Iceland’s FC Valur or Albania’s FK Vllaznia Shkoder and will spend months on the sidelines before returning to action.

A club statement read: “St Mirren Football Club can confirm that Conor McMenamin will undergo surgery for a patella tendon injury.

“A pre-existing injury, the 28-year-old played through the pain barrier last season but was eventually ruled out for a period with the injury.

“The Northern Ireland forward didn’t travel to our pre-season training camp in Spain after returning from international duty having suffering a reoccurrence of the injury.

“We wish Conor a full and speedy recovery.”

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