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Accies' Lyle has knee operation

Derek Lyle
Lyle was injured after less than a minute at New Douglas Park

Hamilton say an operation to repair cruciate ligament damage to their forward Derek Lyle has been successful.

Lyle suffered the injury early in Hamilton's 0-0 league match at home against Falkirk.

Accies boss Billy Reid told BBC Scotland: "It's going to be a long road to recovery for Derek.

"He'll get decent rehab here, and Derek looks after himself, but I don't think there's any point putting a timescale on when he can play again yet."

Lyle collapsed after his studs stuck in the turf with less than a minute played of the match at New Douglas Park on 20 September.

"It's a travesty what's happened to him and we're disappointed," added Reid.

"For the first time since he came to the club, he's become a regular in the side.

"He's been outstanding this season and that makes it even more disappointing."

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see also
Hamilton Accies 0-0 Falkirk
19 Sep 09 |  Scottish Premier
Accident rules Lyle out of game
07 Mar 08 |  Dundee
Hamilton to take Lyle from rivals
18 Jan 08 |  Hamilton

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