Charlton boss Lee Bowyer explains injury problems for Akin Famewo and Marcus Maddison

BY LOUIS MENDEZ

Akin Famewo became the latest Charlton man to suffer injury as he was withdrawn 15 minutes from the end of the 2-0 win at Portsmouth.

The Norwich loanee seemed to pull up with a hamstring problem and was replaced by Ben Purrington in the closing stages at Fratton Park.

Midfielder Marcus Maddison missed the trip to the south coast completely after suffering a reoccurrence of a recent ankle injury during training.

Manager Lee Bowyer explained the extent of the issues after the triumph extended Charlton’s winning run to five league games.

“[Famewo] played the other night and we thought he was a bit neural from his back. Saturday-Tuesday, Saturday-Tuesday, it’s tough. In an ideal world we’d have [Jason] Pearcey back and I’d have rotated them but we didn’t have that luxury. Unfortunately, he’s just tweaked it there a little bit.

“[Maddison] has done something to his ankle. Same as what he’s done last time, he’s gone to shoot and someone went to block it. He’s done the same injury, the back of his ankle. I’ve had one of them and they’re not nice.”

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