Charlton Athletic get midfielder injury boost

Alex Gilbey has been given the all-clear on his Achilles injury – with the Charlton midfielder now needing to work his way back to fitness.

The summer signing from Milton Keynes has not featured since September 19.

“Gilbey has been for a scan and it shows his injury has cleared up,” said Addicks boss Lee Bowyer. “But he’s been in a protective boot for a long time, so he’s got to build his calf muscle back up.

“You lose muscle in the calf when you’re in the boot, so he’s got to start doing that. It just deteriorates.”

Bowyer was also able to provide some positive news on Marcus Maddison, who has missed the last two matches with an ankle injury.

“He might be back in training today. He might be outside today. I don’t know if it will be with us or the sports science. I’m hearing he’s close to coming back out.”


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One thought on “Charlton Athletic get midfielder injury boost

  • 22 October 2020 at 2:10 pm
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    We do not need a repeat of all the injuries we had last season, any chance of promotion would be gone. Like many, I am waiting to see what Maddison can bring to the squad. I know he has to get fit and along with Gilby, we could end up with a very powerful midfield and give Lee Bowyer a few headaches re selection. It seems things are falling into place, and whilst injuries will always be a part of the modern game, it is well known that one of the key issues for promotion, is a lack of long term injuries. Let us hope Charlton can avoid them.

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