Cahill likely to miss rest of season

08 February 2010 10:14
It is a devastating blow for Cahill, who was hoping to claim a place in Fabio Capello's England squad for this summer's showpiece in South Africa.[LNB]The 24-year-old was taken ill on Friday and sat out the 0-0 draw with Fulham on Saturday.[LNB]Trotters boss Owen Coyle said: "Gary suffered a pain in his arm and it became severely swollen on the day of the game.[LNB]"There was no way he could play so we took him straight off to hospital. It turns out he had a blood clot in his arm, so he is going to be out for a number of months."[LNB]Cahill is due to be released from hospital on Monday after being kept in since Saturday.[LNB]Coyle said: "It is a severe blow for the boy but our main concern is his welfare. We have to make sure Gary is fit and well.[LNB]"He will miss the next few months, it might be for the rest of the season, we will hear from the specialist later.[LNB]"The clot needed to be resolved and in doing that you need the medication. It follows you can't play.[LNB]"As disappointed as we are, at 24, Gary has a marvellous career ahead of him. I believe he would have made the World Cup for the summer but we have to make sure first of all he recovers from this blood clot."[LNB]Coyle has promised that the level of care afforded to Cahill will be second to none.[LNB]"I don't think it is a sport-related injury, I think it is just one of those things that can happen to anyone at any given time, " said the Bolton boss.[LNB]"Gary will be disappointed as he has so much to play for. He is one of the best players at the club and he had a big role to play, no doubt about that.[LNB]"He also had a chance of going to the World Cup - but that chance will come again. He is a terrific lad and someone we love working with. He has a great mindset.[LNB]"Gary will get the best care available to him. As much as we love football, we will focus on making sure Gary recovers well."[LNB][LNB] Barclays Premier League Relegation 2009/2010 Win Outright: Bolton 3/1  

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