Bridge out for at least 3 weeks

Last updated : 24 January 2003 By FootyMAD

Bridge had made a record 113 consecutive Premiership appearances before the setback, as he told the club's official website: "Wednesday's scan showed where the muscle is torn and where it has been bleeding.

"I have to go back for another one in two weeks time before I can even do any kind of jogging.

"It is still sore when I walk but I have no idea how long it will take to heal because I have never been injured before.

"I had a few minor knocks as a youth-team player, but nothing for the last five years. It is a bit of a shock and very depressing."