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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Provides Injury Update

Wesley Jobello has returned to training...

26 September 2020

Mark Robins confirmed that winger Wesley Jobello has returned to first-team training for the first time since October 2019.

Jobello tore his Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL) back in October during a training session before City were set to take on Rotherham United the following weekend.

Since then, it has been a year of recovery and rehabilitation for the Wes and now he has made a big step in his return to action.

“Wesley Jobello’s training full-time with us again now and he’s in a position where he can start to play games which is brilliant.

“He’s been out for twelve months so it’s going to take him some time, but he’s a really enthusiastic lad.

“He’s been out for so long that when he’s doing his rehab, he had been looking over at us and what we’re doing and that was giving him motivation to get back in.

“Now that he’s back in he’s going to have to push really hard to get to the levels that we need him to be at and he will do that and we will push him to make sure he’s back as quickly as he can be.”

There was also an update on Wesley’s fellow countryman, Julien Dacosta, who had been out of action since July earlier this year.

Dacosta suffered some ligament damage, but he is now ahead of schedule for a return to action, with Robins suggesting he is a few weeks away.

“We’ve got Julien Dacosta who won’t be too far away, maybe three or four weeks and he will be back in a position to play.

“He’s slightly ahead of schedule so maybe by the beginning of November he should be there or there abouts but again that’s as long as everything goes to plan for him.

“He’s been running on the Alter-G and he should be back on the grass probably Monday.”

The Gaffer confirmed that this weekend’s fixture against Barnsley will come too soon for club captain Liam Kelly.

Kelly came off with an injury in the opening day trip to Ashton Gate and has since then been recovering from the same issue.

“Liam Kelly, who suffered an injury against Bristol has resumed training today, so things are looking up on that front now too.

“Although as he’s only coming back into training today, he won’t be available tomorrow, it’s too soon for him.”

Robins also told how Marcel Hilssner has also resumed training, after recovering from illness which kept him out of the QPR clash and also that Jodi Jones has successfully undergone his operation.

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