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INTERVIEW: Sky Blues Injury Update

Godden looks set to miss the rest of the season...

8 April 2022

Sky Blues striker Matty Godden looks set to miss the rest of the season, after scans have come back showing the 30 year-old has suffered a calf tear.

Matty picked up the knock during the 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers and whilst immediate thoughts were that the striker would return this weekend, that has now been squashed.

City boss Mark Robins confirmed that Matty will more than likely miss the remaining six games of the season and expressed his disappointment to lose the striker/

“Matty is out. It turned out to be a calf tear and he will be out for the rest of the season, I think.

“Hopefully he’s ok and in terms of a speedy recovery, the games start to run out and you only have about five weeks to go, so I think he will be out for the rest of the season.

“It’s been a feature of things and it’s really difficult to put your finger on it because we’ve had soft tissue injuries and we’ve spoken to people about it because we’re getting too many of them.

“There’s a lot of things to consider and you can’t put your finger on it at the moment. The training load is probably a little less than it normally is due to the number of games we’ve had.

“You look at the load the players have had to bear and there’s been a lot of times where the load has been really high in the games.

“You need everyone available and that’s not been the case this season, we’ve lost too many players and players that have been in the team have been out too often and it’s been a feature of the season.”

On a more positive note, one player who will be back before the end of the season is centre-back Kyle McFadzean.

The defender has been out of action since City’s 4-1 win over Sheffield United, but he is recovering well.

“Kyle is ahead of schedule, but you have to be careful with it.” Robins said.

“With him he’s the type of person who wants to play and we’re running out of games, and he wants to get back quickly, but we have to make sure he comes back properly and doesn’t break down straight away.

“If it means we have to miss him for this weekend and he’s back for the easter games then fine and if it takes longer than that we will have to wait and see.”

Another two absentees are midfielder Josh Eccles and Liam Kelly, who the Manager also provided an update on.

“Josh Eccles has Covid so he won’t be doing any training until he’s over that and Liam Kelly is just taking a little bit more time because he’s been out for a long period and there’s no point rushing it.

“He might be able to play before the end of the season.

“I want everyone fit and you can’t have it and we haven’t had it all season, so it’s been tough and hopefully we can keep everyone available. It’s tough but we have to get on with it.”

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