Coyle: Bolton must rally without Gary

08 February 2010 03:14
The influential defender could miss the remainder of the campaign after suffering a blood clot in his arm.[LNB]It is a devastating blow for Cahill, who was hoping to claim a place in England's World Cup squad.[LNB]The 24-year-old will sit out the match against Manchester City on Tuesday after being taken ill last week, which caused him to miss the 0-0 draw with Fulham.[LNB]Cahill's replacement Andy O'Brien looks certain retain to retain his place in the team, providing he shakes off a thigh problem, and partner Zat Knight at the back.[LNB]Coyle said: "You are always disappointed when you lose one of your best players. You want them available all the time.[LNB]"When they are not available you go with the ones you have and you look for them to do their best.[LNB]"The players wear that shirt with pride here and will give everything they can. I am sure this group will do all in their power to win points for Bolton."[LNB]Cahill is due to be released from hospital on Monday after being detained since Saturday.[LNB]Coyle explained: "Gary suffered a pain in his arm and it became severely swollen on the day of the Fulham 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]"The clot needed to be resolved and in doing that you need the medication. It follows you can't play.[LNB]"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]"As disappointed as we are, at 24, he 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 he recovers well."[LNB][LNB]

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