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Injury Update

25 September 2020

Manager Brian Barry-Murphy has provided an injury update ahead of Saturday’s League One fixture at Ipswich Town…

The Boss has confirmed that Stephen Humphrys, who was forced off during last weekend's game against Portsmouth after suffering a knee injury, will face a spell on the sidelines.

“Stephen’s scan has shown that he has damaged his medial ligament - he’ll be out for 6-8 weeks,” said BBM.

“Initially, I can image, there will be a lot of disappointment from our supporters when they find that out, as there is from the staff and players. I’m not putting a positive spin on it, but I actually feared the worst when I saw it happen and when I saw Stephen’s knee the following day.

“But there’s no damage to his cruciate ligament so I feel relieved for Stephen and for ourselves. He has a history of coming back really quickly from injury and I hope that will be case this time. We’re very relieved that it’s this period of time and not significantly more.”

Meanwhile, Yeboah Amankwah and Kwadwo Baah are also set to be out for a similar length of time.

“It’s not good news for Yeboah (knee) – he’ll be absent for between 6-8 weeks. He’s back at his parent Club, Manchester City, where he’ll be assessed.

“And in training on Tuesday Kwadwo Baah damaged his ankle ligaments, so he’s the same time scale.”

In addition, Ryan McLaughlin is a doubt for Saturday’s match.

“Ryan McLaughlin had a slight hamstring issue late in the game [against Portsmouth] and wanted to stay on to make sure we kept 11 men on the pitch to secure a result against Portsmouth. He has been feeling the effects of that, and with his history, ‘safety first’ is the motto with him moving forward, so he’s doubtful for the weekend.”

But there’s better news on Captain Eoghan O’Connell who also picked up an injury in last weekend’s game against Pompey.

“Eoghan O’Connell received a heavy bang to his knee but he’s made of stern stuff and he’s desperate to try and give himself a chance of being fit for Saturday. Knowing him, I think he might make it.”


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