Yeovil Town centre-back Stefan Stam could well be out for the rest of the season, after his recent injury was diagnosed as a serious hamstring tear. The 30 year old was stretchered off recently in the home match against Colchester United, and an operation today has confirmed that he is unlikely to play again this season. His hamstring has torn off the bone and so his time out is likely to be lengthy. The club are awaiting news from the surgeon to get a firm prognosis.
The news means that the Glovers are left with just two regular central defenders in their side, with Terrell Forbes and Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Steven Caulker needing to stay fit and able to play out the remainder of the season. Manager Terry Skiverton is still registered as a player, but has not played a first team match for 11 months and has tended to push Craig Alcock into the centre when the Glovers have been short of central defenders.
The Glovers could move into the loan market to act as cover for the Dutchman, but again the matchday squad rule that only allows five loans to be selected in the full squad named on the teamsheet is likely to prove problematic, given that Yeovil currently already have six loan players in their first team squad at present.
Stam has been plagued by injuries during his career that restricted him to just 112 appearances for his former club Oldham Athletic across 4.5 years, and a similar pattern has emerged during his time at Huish Park, having clocked up 19 appearances since his arrival at the club. Rather regretably he had been putting in his best form of his Yeovil Town career up until his injury, winning the Player of the Month vote for January 2010 based on Man of the Match voting on this site. Obviously we wish Stefan well in his recovery from injury and hope he can make it back before the season is out.
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