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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