Keane is suffering a strained hamstring and realistically should be back in a fortnight, but at his age, with his level of wear and tear, the absences are only going to get longer and more frequent.
In the street the other day, I saw a couple of new arrivals in town who had the strained features of people who might have just descended the south face of Everest.
There was a strained smile on her face as she glanced at him.
Several minutes of strained , nervous gazing about the room passed.
The strained , tense atmosphere made the house extremely uncomfortable.
The words were as therapeutic as his strong hand against her tense strained shoulder.
Her voice was strained and sad, shivered like an autumn leaf trembling in the wind.
Jamie growled to himself and lifted his hands in a tense strained pose, ready to strangle.
I know that generally strained and stilted conversations can't really be described as compelling, but this was a unique situation.
The strained juice ferments into an alcoholic beverage and is taken as a general tonic.