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Coventry City injury news : includes Sheaf; Palmer; Van Ewijk and O’Hare ahead of games against Blackburn and Norwich.

Coventry City injury news via CoventryLive, as Sky Blues coach Mark Robins offers the most recent treatment room update.

For Coventry City‘s injury woes, there is some hope at the end of the tunnel. The Sky Blues have had more than their fair share of important player medical concerns this season, which hasn’t helped their effort to adjust to life without star man Gustavo Hamer.

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Coventry City

However, as Jamie Allen shown over the weekend, having prominent players fit may have a significant impact on the Sky Blues‘ fortunes. Allen made his first start since suffering a heart attack in the summer and contributed to City’s 3-1 annihilation of Queens Park Rangers with his energy, vision, and ability to get City counter-attacking at pace.

Fans will now be hoping that the return of Callum O’Hare, as well as Ben Sheaf, Kasey Palmer, and Milan van Ewijk in the coming weeks, will have a similar impact and help transform what has been a halting start for Mark Robins‘ side into a more encouraging season. Here, we examine at where each of them is and when fans may expect them to return to action.

BEN SHEAF
BEN SHEAF

Ben Sheaf

What’s he done?

The 25-year-old suffered an adductor injury in training after the Watford game, with an early prediction of a couple of weeks off. Further inquiry revealed, however, that the prominent Sky Blues player will be out until early November.

What was said?

Ben is going to be out for a minimum of six weeks, which is a huge blow,” the City manager remarked on September 20, “because that was the one area where we didn’t really strengthen in the summer.”

When will he be back?

It’s unknown at this point since, despite the six-week diagnosis, Robins claimed over the weekend that “a couple” of his three injured players (Sheaf, Palmer, and Van Ewijk) had made significant progress and could return sooner than expected. He refused to say which ones, but considering that Sheaf is about halfway through his six-week rehabilitation, he could be one of them, though none are likely to return for  Wednesday’s Blackburn game.

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Kasey Palmer

What’s he done?

The playmaker suffered the same adductor tear injury as Sheaf in the 3-2 loss to Cardiff City.

What was said?

Kasey is injured and will be out for six to eight weeks.” He has an adductor tear that I’m not sure when he received. He did that in a game, although I’m not sure when.”

When will he be back?

The initial prognosis was six to eight weeks, however as previously said, Palmer is one of three players addressed positively by the manager in his pre-match press conference ahead of the QPR encounter. Robins provided an update, saying, “There are a few more positive signs.” So I’m optimistic about it. QPR is too soon for them, but we may see one or two return as early as next week.”

Milan Van Ewijk
Milan Van Ewijk

Milan Van Ewijk
What’s he done?

The right wing-back tore a quad muscle against Cardiff and was given an interim timetable of six to eight weeks.

What was said?

“They’re talking six to eight weeks for all three of them,” Robins said, referring to Sheaf, Palmer, and Van Ewijk collectively. “When you lose three key players from your squad, you have a problem.” But we will have to cope with it.”

When will he be back?

He could be one of the ‘couple’ that return later this week before the Norwich game. Interestingly, despite having a’significant’ rupture in his quad, the Dutch star did not complain of pain.

Callum O'Hare
Callum O’Hare

Callum O’Hare

What’s he done?

The talented attacking midfielder damaged his ACL against Sheffield United on Boxing Day last year, putting him out for at least nine months.

What was said?

“You have to treat everyone as an individual, look around, look at their make-up, how they’ve been, and what they’ve done.” Callum has put in a lot of effort, and he’ll be a different athlete when he returns, but it’s too soon,” said Robins.

When will he be back?

Although O’Hare has been back in full contact training for just over a fortnight, he will almost definitely need to get a couple of Under-21 games under his belt before making his way onto the bench and being gradually re-introduced.

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Coventry City

 Fabio Tavares

What’s he done?

The youthful striker damaged his Achilles tendon in the FA Cup defeat to Wrexham in early January.

What was said?

“The original schedule was he’d be back at the end of September/early October but we have to wait to see how that progresses because it’s still early days.”

When will he be back?

He has yet to return to the turf for full contact training, thus he is lagging behind O’Hare, and a timetable is tough to predict.

 

 

 

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