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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Provides Injury Update

The Manager provided an update on the likes of Sheaf and Godden...

6 February 2021

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins revealed that midfielder Ben Sheaf has suffered a hamstring injury, following his withdrawal from Tuesday’s game against Nottingham Forest.

Sheaf made way at half-time after struggling in the game and after having the problem assessed the news has come back that the midfielder will be out of action potentially for a few weeks.

He will have it graded, but it looks like it’s one of those that you just won’t know until the player starts work and how quickly he can come back from it.

“The physio will edge his bets on the time scales until he’s got more information, once he’s examined him over a few days., but he won’t be a couple of months but it could be several days but it could be two weeks to three week depending on how it is.”

Sheaf will join Matty Godden and Fankaty Dabo on the sidelines, with the duo both nursing longer term injuries.

Godden was forced off against Millwall back at the start of January, whilst Dabo was withdrawn at half-time against Sheffield Wednesday last week.

Robins confirmed Godden is still struggling to shake off his injury, but in more positive news, Dabo was running on the Alter-G treadmill.

“Matty has still got pain and he still can’t load up so I will speak to the physio because it’s almost been six weeks to see what the next steps are.

“He can’t load anything up, he can’t run, he’s in pain walking around so that isn’t a great sign, so we need to look at what the next steps are.

“Fanky on the other hand, he’s okay so he’s on the Alter-G running, so his body weight is taken down, but he’s got this medial injury that he needs to do his cardiovascular work on a bike and he needs to work hard to maintain his fitness until he can get back on the grass.

“It’s still early days, it’s been just over a week so hopefully he’s feeling better and he can feel the improvement but again the physio will fill me in on the improvement as we go.

“I don’t know if he’s going to be march or if he will be later this month.”

Elsewhere, the Sky Blues finally received some good injury news on Tuesday, as Michael Rose made his return from injury, albeit 45 minutes in the tank.

Kyle McFadzean will also add to that good news, as he has finished his ten-day isolation period after testing positive for Covid-19.

“He (Rose) trained on Thursday and he appears okay after that.

“Kyle McFadzean was back in training on Thursday, but he’s been out for ten days, but he has to come into contention because I’ve only got 20 fit players.”

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