Monday 26 August 2019

Devastating blow for Trevor Clarke as Dubliner suffers knee injury just as move to England becomes public

Dubliner Trevor Clarke. Photo: Sportsfile
Dubliner Trevor Clarke. Photo: Sportsfile
Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

A dream day for Dubliner Trevor Clarke turned into a nightmare after he sustained a serious-looking knee injury just as the confirmation of his move from Shamrock Rovers to Rotherham was being made public.

The Irish Independent reported last week that Clarke was on the verge of being sold to the League One side and the switch was formally announced by his new employers yesterday afternoon.

They were waiting for international clearance to go through on a €120,000 deal.

However, it later emerged that the left-sided Irish U-21 international had picked up an injury around that time in a behind-closed-doors U-23 match against Newcastle.

Clarke missed most of 2018 with a knee problem, so this fresh setback is hugely worrying for both the player and his new club.

"We're hoping the news on Trevor isn't as bad as we first feared," said Rotherham manager Paul Warne.

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