Injured Bayne to exit Dunfermline

10 July 2010 11:15
Striker Graham Bayne is to be released by Dunfermline after he was unable to meet the club's timescale for recovering from a foot injury.Bayne has been out since December with plantar fasciitis and a new contract was contingent on him being able to prove his fitness by the end of July. [LNB]But the 30-year-old is still weeks or even months off recovery. [LNB]"Time has defeated me," he told Dunfermline's website. "To say I'm devastated is an understatement." [LNB]The former Inverness and Ross County forward had surgery to correct his injury and had returned to pre-season training when the original symptoms recurred. [LNB]"I have got to realise that it is not the end and pick it up again somewhere, at some point. It is just going to take its time and I just have to accept it," said Bayne. [LNB]"My injury is notoriously difficult to treat, every specialist that I have seen has said that. Sometimes it goes away in four weeks but sometimes it takes a couple of years. [LNB]"We have exhausted every avenue know on this injury; it is going to get better but unfortunately there is no quick fix. [LNB]"It is just a case of going out into the big bad world and finding myself a job. [LNB]"Hopefully, when it does get better I can get back into full-time football. I am never going to give up on trying to play football at some level but I will just have to wait and see how long this takes." [LNB]Dunfermline physio Gerry Docherty is confident Bayne will be able to continue his playing career. [LNB]"Whether it is a matter of weeks or months I am sure the will play football again," he said. [LNB]And manager Jim McIntryre added: "He is going to take longer to recover and the club just can't take any risks. [LNB]"He's such a nice guy and good to have around the place, and it goes without saying that we wish him all the best for his future."

Source: BBC_Sport