Anthony Gardner ruled out for five months

Gardner ruled out for five months
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Sheffield Wednesday defender Anthony Gardner will undergo Achilles surgery later this week.

Anthony Gardner will be sidelined for up to five months after learning that he will require surgery to repair his injured Achilles.

The centre-half, who suffered the injury at the end of last month, will travel to London later this week to undergo the operation.

"Anthony will see a specialist in London and have an operation on the Achilles," manager Dave Jones told the club's official website.

"It's a blow to the boy and the team because he was playing very well and had a good start to the season.

"We wish him all the very best in his recovery and look forward to welcoming him back as soon as possible."

Gardner joined Wednesday on a free transfer in 2012.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones on March 31, 2012
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