Motherwell: Clubs have duty of care for players' wellbeing - Stephen Robinson

Motherwell's Charles Dunne
Motherwell's Charles Dunne faces up to four months out with a groin injury

Football clubs have a duty of care for the mental wellbeing of injured players, according to Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson.

The Lanarkshire club confirmed on Wednesday that defender Charles Dunne is out for up to four months following surgery on a groin injury.

David Turnbull has also not featured this term after undergoing knee surgery following his collapsed move to Celtic.

"We have a reputation for trying to look after [our] boys," said Robinson.

"We have a top-class medical staff. It's hard if you have played football and are in a treatment room in a dark December morning; it's soul destroying at times, so it's very important.

"We have good people around the place inside and outside of the football side that care about people.

"I've been in that situation as a player with a lot of back injuries, and it's a lonely world.

"You can think you are completely forgotten about so we try as a club to support people."

Dunne suffered the injury during the international break at the start of September, and was initially expected to be out for a few weeks.

However, a scan indicated that an operation was required and the Englishman had the procedure this week.

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