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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Provides Injury Update

Updates on Dabo, Dacosta and Shipley...

24 October 2020

Mark Robins confirmed that the Sky Blues will be without midfielder Jordan Shipley this afternoon for the visit of Blackburn Rovers.

                          

Shipley scored his first goal of the season against Swansea City on Tuesday night, but was forced off in the game with a concussion.

Robins confirmed in his pre-match press conference yesterday that Shipley will now have to take time to recover, meaning he will play no part in today’s game.

“Jordan has a concussion so he’s going to be out for however long it takes for him to recover, so it’s another blow.

“I thought the goal he scored the other night was a fantastic one and the last couple of games, including Brentford when he came on and on Tuesday night, he was very good  and he capped his display off with a goal on Tuesday.

“Unfortunately, he got a knock on the head and paid the penalty for it.

“He came in the other day and said he felt hungover so that’s a clear sign that something not right, so he will need time to recover.”

Robins also told how Fankaty Dabo underwent a small procedure the other day in order to treat his problem which has been keeping him out.

The defender missed last week’s game with Brentford and Tuesday’s draw with Swansea and is also set to miss out this weekend against Blackburn.

“He’s not too far away.” Robins said.

“But again he’s not ready so I’ve just got to wait and find out how that will progress because he’s had this procedure done and it means he’s going to be out for a little while and I can’t put a time scale on it.

“The operation was a small one, it was an epidural and that’s now classed as an operation these days so it’s something we’ve just to keep an eye in these days.

“I’m just relying in information from the physiotherapy department and getting the players back in the building.”

There was also an update on Julien Dacosta, who has now trained for the first time since injuring his knee ligaments back in July.

“Julien is still making strides to getting fit.

“He’s had injections into his ankle to see him through the next phase, because once he’s starting to load up he needs a settling down period and then he’ll train again on Sunday, but he has trained this week.

“It’s a positive step forward and then a sort of a step back because of the loading to the joints there may be a little bit of a step back, but these injections should mean that he can start to train again and we shouldn’t be without him for too much longer.”


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