Blow for Oxford United as Pittman has surgery after shoulder setback

Jon-Paul Pittman on the pitch at Accrington after dislocating his shoulder

Jon-Paul Pittman on the pitch at Accrington after dislocating his shoulder

First published in Oxford Utd Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

JON-PAUL Pittman is expected to be out for at least three months after having surgery yesterday.

The Oxford United striker suffered a dislocated shoulder during a game at Accrington Stanley earlier this month.

It was initially thought the 26-year-old would not need to go under the knife, with the club hoping he would return to action next month.

But after the shoulder "popped out" once again, an operation was needed, meaning at least 12 weeks on the sidelines.

U's boss Chris Wilder said: "When something gets dislocated, until the healing process is completed there's always a chance it might happen (again).

"It could be the most innocuous of things, like putting your shirt on, and it can pop out again.

"It's a big blow."

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12:21pm Thu 20 Dec 12

BigAlBiker says...

So much for the improved medical facilities Mr Lenegan says he has spent money on, we seem to have more injured and sat watching telly than ever before.
So much for the improved medical facilities Mr Lenegan says he has spent money on, we seem to have more injured and sat watching telly than ever before. BigAlBiker
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12:49pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Inkpot says...

" 12 weeks out "...............Best to get rid at end of season.

We can't carry crocked players any more, and hope they will be great when fit.

Out of contract, out of the club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
" 12 weeks out "...............Best to get rid at end of season. We can't carry crocked players any more, and hope they will be great when fit. Out of contract, out of the club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Inkpot
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1:51pm Thu 20 Dec 12

GRB says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
So much for the improved medical facilities Mr Lenegan says he has spent money on, we seem to have more injured and sat watching telly than ever before.
In this instance, what medical preparation can prevent a dislocated shoulder?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: So much for the improved medical facilities Mr Lenegan says he has spent money on, we seem to have more injured and sat watching telly than ever before.[/p][/quote]In this instance, what medical preparation can prevent a dislocated shoulder? GRB
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2:33pm Thu 20 Dec 12

LeagueOneOx says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
So much for the improved medical facilities Mr Lenegan says he has spent money on, we seem to have more injured and sat watching telly than ever before.
How the **** can Lenegan (sic) and the club prevent a player getting injured who gets his boot entangled in the boot laces of his opponent, falls down on an icy pitch and dislocates his shoulder - please tell me because I am all ears.

Or are you an idiot ?
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: So much for the improved medical facilities Mr Lenegan says he has spent money on, we seem to have more injured and sat watching telly than ever before.[/p][/quote]How the **** can Lenegan (sic) and the club prevent a player getting injured who gets his boot entangled in the boot laces of his opponent, falls down on an icy pitch and dislocates his shoulder - please tell me because I am all ears. Or are you an idiot ? LeagueOneOx
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2:53pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Open your eyes says...

I cannot believe that anyone would lay blame with Lenagan and his Sports Science for such a freak accident.
I cannot believe that anyone would lay blame with Lenagan and his Sports Science for such a freak accident. Open your eyes
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4:08pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Beau champ mummy says...

Wish it was barn door constable as pitman far better player
Wish it was barn door constable as pitman far better player Beau champ mummy
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5:18pm Thu 20 Dec 12

Beanofan says...

Beau champ mummy wrote:
Wish it was barn door constable as pitman far better player
How many goals has Pittman scored? How many goals has Constable scored? There's a clear winner.
[quote][p][bold]Beau champ mummy[/bold] wrote: Wish it was barn door constable as pitman far better player[/p][/quote]How many goals has Pittman scored? How many goals has Constable scored? There's a clear winner. Beanofan
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5:21pm Thu 20 Dec 12

bigchet says...

glad we are coming up to xmas and maybe beauch amp mummy will get a new colouring book which will maybe keep him occopied instead of posting his juvenile postings.
glad we are coming up to xmas and maybe beauch amp mummy will get a new colouring book which will maybe keep him occopied instead of posting his juvenile postings. bigchet
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