BBC SPORT Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC Sport
 You are in: N Ireland  
Sport Front Page
-------------------
Football
Cricket
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Tennis
Golf
Motorsport
Boxing
Athletics
Other Sports
-------------------
Special Events
-------------------
Sports Talk
-------------------
BBC Pundits
TV & Radio
Question of Sport
-------------------
Photo Galleries
Funny Old Game
-------------------
Around The UK: 
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales

BBC Sport Academy
BBC News
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS

Thursday, 24 October, 2002, 08:28 GMT 09:28 UK
Good news for Collins
Michael Collins does not need an operation to cure a knee problem
Michael Collins will serve a one-match ban while recuperating

Portadown's firebrand midfielder Michael Collins could be back on the park sooner than expected.

It was thought that Collins needed surgery to cure a consistent knee problem which would sideline him until Christmas.

However, following a scan, the injury was found not to be serious as first feared and a course of rehabilitation is expected to have him back in action sooner than anticipated.

Collins will serve a one-match ban from next Monday while recuperating from the injury.

He is also awaiting the verdict of Irish Football Association disciplinary chiefs following his sending-off at Glentoran in September for two bookable offfences.

Meanwhile, Coleraine hope to have Sean Armstrong back in the side for Saturday's Premiership game against Glenavon at Mourneview Park.

Armstrong was forced to miss last weeek's victory over Institute, but is hopeful of recovering from a leg injury.

The Irish League championship 2002-03

Latest matches

News and previews

Nationwide Irish Cup

CIS League Cup

Lyle Jackson's view

Statistics

Audio/video

INTERNET LINK
Links to more N Ireland stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more N Ireland stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

Sport Front Page | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League |
Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Other Sports |
Special Events | Sports Talk | BBC Pundits | TV & Radio | Question of Sport |
Photo Galleries | Funny Old Game | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales