Robins opens up on injury crisis

18 September 2020 17:28:47 GMTPlus11

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has given an update on the club's injury crisis ahead of their Championship match at home to QPR on Friday night.

The Sky Blues have been handed a series of blows recently. Last week it was revealed Jodi Jones has suffered a third ACL rupture and is ruled out for the entire season.

New signing Julien Dacosta is sidelined for another couple of months after suffering a training ground injury, and captain Liam Kelly was forced off midway through the first half of their Championship opener at Bristol City.

Then on Tuesday night exciting young forward Will Bapaga dislocated his shoulder after a heavy fall in Coventry's EFL Cup clash at Gillingham.

But Robins is hopeful of getting at least some of his playing staff back in the near future.

Speaking about Bapaga, Robins said: "The shoulder popped out and popped back in again but he's done the other one as well a while ago so they have scanned both shoulders.

"The good news is that Bapaga didn't require surgery the last time it happened to the other shoulder so he'll no doubt be hoping that is the case again this time.

"He [Kelly] has a small tear in his hamstring so he’ll be unavailable for QPR but maybe available for the next game," said the City boss.

Asked about Dacosta, Robins said: "He'll be November. What we have to wait for with him is for the surgery to settle down.

"He was in a plaster at first following surgery and they took him out of that and he's now in a boot."

Coventry are 2.30 to win on Friday, with QPR 3.25 and the draw 3.25.

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