Troy Deeney: Watford captain sidelined with Achilles injury

Troy Deeney
Troy Deeney has scored seven goals in 18 appearances this season

Watford striker Troy Deeney is facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering an Achilles injury.

Deeney, 32, picked up the injury in the goalless draw with Coventry at St Andrew's on 6 February.

The Championship promotion hopefuls have said he will have another scan in two weeks and have not put a timescale on how long he could be out for.

In the meantime he will wear a plastic boot to help with the initial healing process.

"I'm not going to be around until I'm out of that boot, but as soon as I can get to the games I'll be doing what I would expect a captain to do; being as big a support as I can be to the gaffer and the lads," he told the club website.external-link

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