As the week goes on, I’m back on my travels and have 3 flights tomorrow to catch, starting here in Greenville Mississippi and ending up in Toronto… I’ve downloaded the AZ game to my laptop so I can watch it on my travels, giving me some extra time to catch up on the football and reflect on the game…
In the meantime, I’ve been asked when some of our injured players are returning and what is wrong with them, so here is a injury overview:
Carlos is currently struggling with a knee injury and looks likely to return after the International break – most likely for the away game to Sunderland.
Theo is also suffering from a knee injury and looks to be back in training next week – he is also most likely back after the international break.
Good news for Denilson is that he should also be back after the International break – he should return to the first team for the end of November, and the Carling Cup game against Man City looks like a likely return date.
The French left back has been haunted by problems with his back that has kept him out for a while on several occasions. He is currently suffering from a stress fracture which may see him out of action until the end of the year.
Armand is due to rejoin training on Monday and should have gained match fitness after the International break.
Jack’s missed the last couple of games with an ankle injury. He is close to recovery and should feature in the game against Man City (Carling Cup) on Dec 02.
Nikki B looks like he will be out of action for pretty much the whole of November as he recovers from the groin injury picked up in the north London derby. He may be back for the Carling Cup game too, but further assessment may be required.
The Swiss International defender is the one major absentee who will be missing for pretty much the whole season. Johan suffered a knee injury in August, and his recovery is estimated at 6-8 months.