Brunty Bearing Up

RYAN Brunt is in a “very positive” frame of mind as faces up to a possible nine-month absence from the Pilgrims’ first team.

Brunty, who scored 10 goals from 19 starts this season before being injured at Barnet last week, has received the results of his scan, which confirmed the worst predictions. 

Argyle manager Derek Adams said: “Ryan Brunt’s got a cruciate ligament injury and he’ll be out for six-nine months.

“He has got damage to his medial ligament, as well, so it will be three weeks before he gets his operation. It’s a straightforward operation and he will then begin recovery.

“I spoke to Ryan. He has a cruciate ligament injury before; he knows the process; and he’s very positive with that.

“For anyone who has a cruciate ligament injury, it does take a long time to recover from it, but they are very successful.

“He’s fine. He’s in as good a mood as you can be when you are told you are going to be out for as long a period of time as he is.”