Conor McMenamin injury blow as St Mirren man set to undergo surgery ahead of new season

A picture of St Mirren's Conor McMenamin
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St Mirren's Conor McMenamin, is set to undergo surgery for a patella tendon injury. The Paisley club has disclosed that the Northern Ireland international is seeking a permanent solution to a pre-existing problem that resurfaced during his international duty last month.

McMenamin was a late substitute in Northern Ireland's 5-1 friendly loss to Spain. A statement on the club's official website confirmed the surgery.

"A pre-existing injury, the 28-year-old played through the pain barrier last season but was eventually ruled out for a period with the injury," it said. "Conor returned to action in March to play his part in our European qualification."

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"The Northern Ireland forward didn't travel to our pre-season training camp in Spain after returning from international duty having suffered a reoccurrence of the injury. We wish Conor a full and speedy recovery."

No timeline has been given for McMenamin's return, but it is a significant blow for the Saints ahead of their UEFA Conference League second qualifying round tie. St Mirren will face either Icelandic outfit Valur or Albania side Vllaznia in the UEFA competition later this month.

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