Sky Blues boss Mark Robins has provided an update on the fitness of Callum O’Hare and Liam Kelly, along with the latest on Michael Rose after injury forced the defender off against Luton Town on Wednesday.
Rose was replaced by Jonathan Panzo midway during the first-half at Kenilworth Road and is set to miss Saturday’s clash with Birmingham City, his manager has confirmed.
However, Robins is expecting the defender to return in time for October's clash with Middlesbrough, the club's first game back following the September international break.
“Michael is actually as good as he can be. There is small problem, I think with his abductor (muscle), but it shouldn’t be long and, certainly, he’ll be back for the Middlesbrough game after the international break," he said.
“Everybody else that played against Luton is available for tomorrow. It was important to get the rest as well and it’s about getting those elements right to be ready for the game tomorrow. They are all looking forward to that."
Robins also provided an update on midfielders O’Hare and Kelly, who are projected to be ahead of schedule with their recovery.
“Liam Kelly is out on the grass now and is building up his tolerance and fitness. Callum, meanwhile, isn’t outside just yet but he will be eventually," he continued.
"Callum is going to have a bit of recuperation time during the September break. It’s not about killing him on the training ground. We need all the elements to come together and then he will be back. We’ve got to be guided by the medical department, and they’re doing as much as the possibly can with him.
“We’ve had a Hyperbaric Chamber installed at the training ground, which is a huge help, and Cal has had at least half-a-dozen sessions in that. He is breathing oxygen in a really pressurised environment, and it generally aids recovery from injury."