Lonergan worry for Preston
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Andy Lonergan has returned to Preston amid fears he has suffered a serious knee injury.Wycombe Wanderers fear Andy Lonergan has suffered a serious knee injury after the goalkeeper returned to Preston North End.
Lonergan joined Wycombe on a month's loan at the start of October and had kept clean sheets in his two appearances.
But he fell awkwardly in training this week and has been sent back to Deepdale for scans on the injury.
The 21-year-old had joined Wycombe to regain his match sharpness after being sidelined for eight months with a cruciate ligament problem.
There are concerns he has collected a similar injury after Wycombe manager John Gorman expressed his sympathy for the young shot-stopper.
"He obviously hasn't long come back from a knee injury but he got himself fit and playing again and that's the reason we got him really," Gorman told the club's official website.
"Unfortunately he twisted it yesterday in a warm-up drill and we don't know how serious it is yet but he's gone back to Preston.
"It's really disappointing for the lad and we're all hopeful, touch wood, that today's news isn't going to be too bad.
"Let's hope it's an injury that with treatment and rest can get better."