Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Honefoss goalkeeper Steve Clark speculates that he will be out of action for up to two weeks after pulling his quad in the first half of Wednesday's victory over Stabaek.
Clark says that he has been battling pain in his quad since the start of the season and that the condition worsened during the first 45 minutes of the match versus the 2008 Eliteserien champions.
"I've been struggling with a quad pain now for a while," Clark told YA. "During my fourth goal kick today, I really felt it. My leg wasn't working. I tried to stay in... but when I kicked it to my left back it hurt and I knew then that it was serious."
The former Oakland University standout made it to the halftime whistle before yiedling his spot to backup Thomas Solvoll. The two netminders combined to shut out heavily-favored Stabaek helping Honefoss earn their first win of the season.
It is still uncertain when Clark will be able to return to the fold however he feels confident that he can be back for the May 2nd match versus Valerenga.
"I've never missed a game due to injury in my career," noted Clark. "I'm thinking maybe one to two weeks and that I'll be back for the Valerenga match. That's a guess though. Obviously I can't play if it's not healed.
"Tomorrow is the big day though. I just have to wait and see how I feel when I get back to training tomorrow," Clark concluded.
Honefoss will be without Clark this weekend when they travel to Kristiansand to take on Hunter Freeman and Clay Goodson's Start.