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Ryan Inniss set for a spell out as Charlton’s defensive injury woes continue


Charlton defender Ryan Inniss is set for a spell out as the club’s defensive injury woes worsened.

Lee Bowyer was unable to name a recognised centre-half for the 1-1 draw at Gillingham, with defensive midfielder Darren Pratley and full-back Chris Gunter asked to fill in at the heart of the backline.

Inniss, who has impressed since joining from Crystal Palace in the belated summer transfer window, has picked up a quad problem in training.

Bowyer explained: “He’s going to be out for a little while. I don’t want to guess [how many weeks] but it’s not the best.

“A quad injury, normally you would say it’s from shooting or a long pass into the channel. Hitting consecutive long balls. He did his with a 10-yard pass, inside of the foot.

“It makes absolutely no sense how that’s happened.”

Bowyer is boosted by the news that Norwich loanee Akin Famewo is out running again and should return to full training within a week. Deji Oshilaja is also thought to be close to a return, whilst Jason Pearce was an unused substitute at Priestfield as he continues his comeback from a calf problem.

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