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‘The Worst Experience Of My Life’ – Eunan O’Kane On His Leg Break

Ireland’s Eunan O’Kane has suffered a series of cruel setbacks in recent months.

He was first outed from a Leeds United team he once captained, with incoming manager Marcelo Bielsa not even handing him a squad number.

Having secured a deadline day loan move to Luton Town, albeit one division below, the midfielder at least has regular playing time to look forward to.

But in Luton’s win over Bristol Rovers last week, O’Kane suffered a double fracture of his tibia and fibula, necessitating a premature end to his loan spell. A week later, he has taken to Instagram to detail what is harrowingly described as the worst experience of his life.

“During Saturday’s game I went through what can only be described as the worst experience of my life. I broke both my tibia and fibula in an open fracture during the game. I have had a rod put in my tibia and a few screws to hold it in place.

Thank you to the Luton Town medical team and paramedics at Kenilworth Road, the staff at Luton and Dunstable hospital and the LUFC medical team for how everything has been handled.

Finally I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I appreciate each and every one. I am aware I have a long road ahead of me to get back to full fitness but one that will undoubtedly make me stronger and more appreciative of how lucky I am. Thank you again to everyone who reached out ??”

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During Saturday’s game I went through what can only be described as the worst experience of my life. I broke both my tibia and fibula in an open fracture during the game. I have had a rod put in my tibia and a few screws to hold it in place. Thank you to the Luton Town medical team and paramedics at Kenilworth Road, the staff at Luton and Dunstable hospital and the LUFC medical team for how everything has been handled. Finally I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out with messages of support and encouragement. I appreciate each and every one. I am aware I have a long road ahead of me to get back to full fitness but one that will undoubtably make me stronger and more appreciative of how lucky I am. Thank you again to everyone who reached out 💪🏼

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The 28-year-old is unlikely to feature again this season, with the injury also dealing a severe blow to his hopes of featuring in Ireland’s Euro 2020 campaign.

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