Keegan blow to Bray - February 1, 2001

US-based striker Paul Keegan has been forced to cut short his loan period with Bray Wanderers. Keegan has been ordered to return to the United States to have his knee injury assessed and he may not be able to return before the end of the Irish season.

Keegan - eight goals in twelve games for Bray - was on loan from New England Revolution until March 1. But Major League Soccer wants to have a look at the knee injury he picked up against Shelbourne last Friday.

In America, all players are contracted to MSL rather than to individual clubs. Keegan's spell at New England Revolution is officially over and MSL want to see whether he is fit to be drafted by another club for next season.

Last season, Keegan played four games for Boston Bulldogs in the US 'A' League while on his way back from a previous knee injury.

It's a blow to Bray, who meet Bohemians in the FAI Cup this weekend. As if manager Pat Devlin hadn't enough to worry about, seven of his squad have been hit by a virus - including all three of his goalkeepers, Eddie Van Boxtel, John Walsh and Josh Moran.

Also affected are Colm Tresson, Pip Keogh, Jody Lynch and Mick Doohan.

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