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McMahon escapes surgeon's knife

24 May 2013

Sheffield United defender Tony McMahon is hoping to be fit for the start of next season after being told he does not require surgery.

The 27-year-old was forced to play through a troublesome Achilles injury during the latter stages of this season and missed both legs of the Blades' play-off semi-final defeat to Yeovil.

The right-back is set to miss most of pre-season, but expects to have overcome the problem by the time the new season starts.

"I went to London to see the specialist again last Wednesday and the good news is I don't need further injections or to wear a protective boot," McMahon told the club's official website.

"The plan now and throughout the summer is to do plenty of strengthening work, but it isn't going to be a quick fix, it will still be the back end of pre-season when I'm fully fit.

"I played with the initial problem for two or three months, because of my character I just keep going until I can't go any further and that was the case at Portsmouth.

"It didn't settle down in time for the play-offs, which was a massive disappointment personally, but now I have to get things sorted in the summer months."

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