Clarke could be back next month
Clarke could be back next month
Alastair Thrush, Charlton’s Head of Medical Services, has given one of his regular updates on the situation with the injured players, and the news is not particularly good.

‎”Nicky Ajose suffered some mild hamstring tightness in Saturday’s win at home to Wycombe Wanderers. The symptoms have now settled and he will resume training with the squad in the coming days.”
‎It sounds as though Ajose could be fit for Saturday’s trip to Bradford, but should definitely be available next week.
Thrush went on to explain the situation with Krystian Bielik:
‎”Krystian Bielik has a calf strain. He has begun a specific calf loading programme and will look to progress to running later in the week. He is likely to be out of first team action for the next two weeks.”
Charlton fans would have hoped that Bielik would have recovered in time to play at Valley Parade. He has been a big influence since arriving from Arsenal.
‎Darren Pratley will also be out for a few weeks:
‎”Darren Pratley suffered a hamstring strain during Saturday’s game lunging into a tackle. It will be at least two-three weeks before he is back in action.” said Thrush.
Pratley played an awful lot of football in the opening weeks of the season which may have contributed to his injury.
‎There is light at the end of the tunnel for Billy Clarke, but it will still be the end of next month or early November before he is ready to return to the first team.
Here are Thrush’s comments:
‎”Billy Clarke continues to progress well outside following his ACL rupture last year. He is completing the final phase of his rehab with more sports-specific movements and ballwork drills.
“He is three weeks away from a return to training after which he will then look to get some match exposure with the Under-23s.”
‎Tickets go on sale on Thursday morning for the game at Walsall on 13 October, and the Checkatrade Trophy match at Stevenage the previous Tuesday.
The games fall during the next international break, and the Walsall game ‎is likely to be postponed.‎