Manager Lee Clark gives fans an update on the long-term injuries
During this week’s pre-match interview with manager Lee Clark, he revealed the latest state of play on four players, all long-term injury victims, and revealed some good news – and some not so good news.
Nathan Cameron (Knee), Craig Jones (Thigh), Zeli Ismail (Hamstring) and Danny Mayor (Hip) are four key players that have certainly been missed over the course of the season. All have played games this season and, after asking the gaffer for an update and if there was any chance of them returning before the final game of the season, Lee Clark gave us mixed news on their respective injuries.
“We could, possibly, have Craig Jones back involved very soon, he’s done a few sessions with the group but we have to manage his training programme very carefully after coming back from a very serious injury like this.
He’s feeling good and, so far, has shown no ill effects or reaction to the injury so, for me, there is a good chance we will see Craig back on the pitch very soon. As manager, that is something I am very much looking forward to as he is a player that I have admired from afar”
“Unfortunately, we’ve had something of a setback with Danny Mayor. We’ve had it confirmed that he has a muscle problem around the hip area so we are not too sure about him at the moment. Also, Zeli Ismail, will not make it back for the end of the season.
“As for Nathan Cameron, I’ve used one of my contacts at Chelsea and we have had him assessed there as a second opinion and, from that, we’ve had some positive news. Whether Nathan gets back on the pitch before the end of the season is unclear at the moment, but he can certainly get back on the training ground soon and, once he is, we will have a better indication of where he is up to.
“Certainly, having Nathan Cameron and Craig Jones back in with the group, before the end of the season, will be a big boost for everybody. These injuries are a big issue that we need to try and rectify in terms of injuries and reoccurrence of injuries.”