Coventry City had a worrying number of injury concerns a week ago – but Mark Robins’ injury list is now down to just six players with less than a week to go before the start of the 2020/21 season.
The Sky Blues have ended their summer on a hot run of form with five back-to-back wins against MK Dons, Burton Albion, Southampton and twice against Peterborough.
And in recent weeks their injury list has gotten smaller also with Liam Kelly, Marko Marosi and Jodi Jones all returning from injury.
Marcel Hilssner also played a big part at St. Mary’s, despite Robins revealing that the midfielder has a lung problem that could prove to be a form of asthma.
As too did Tyler Walker as he looks to get match fit for the start of the season.
Here is Mark Robins’ injury list in FULL…
Status: Injured, not thought to be serious
Morgan Williams has missed the Sky Blues two most recent pre-season friendlies through injury.
The young defender, signed from Mickleover Sports, played no part whatsoever in back-to-back friendlies against Peterborough and was also missing for Tuesday night’s clash with Southampton.
The club say he is injured.
Status: Recovering from hip operation
Defender Michael Rose will be out until the end of September, missing the entirety of City’s pre-season and the start of their Championship campaign.
The 24-year-old had an operation on a hip injury that he had been nursing for a number of weeks during the summer and is currently still recovering.
Although he is said to be ahead of schedule and will almost certainly return to being a regular for City upon when fully fit.
Status: Recovering from ACL injury
Wesley Jobello is now back in training with the Sky Blues but is still keeping himself away from full-contact work.
The Martinique international spent a short time at England’s St. George’s Park this summer making the most of their top of the range facilities to ensure when he does return his knee is as strong as possible.
Jobellow spent the majority of last season’s campaign out injured with an ACL injury but will, in the coming months, return to action.
Status: Ligament injury
Dacosta is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a serious ligament injury, it has been confirmed.
The Frenchman, 24, only arrived in England in June to complete his move to the Sky Blues but will now have to fight back to full fitness before can pull on the shirt.
Dacosta picked up the injury in training prior to the side’s clash with Rangers at Ibrox and, although his expected injury period is currently unknown, could face months on the sidelines.
Fankaty Dabo is also recovering from a hip injury.
Like Rose, Dabo had surgery a number of weeks ago after a scan showed a problem with his hip that required urgent attention.
The right-back is yet to return to first-team training but has been working hard at Ryton to get back to full fitness as soon as if safe to do so.
Dan Barlett is back on the grass after tearing his ACL last season and will, when the time is right, look to return to first-team training as soon as possible.
The 19-year-old is looking to enjoy a strong season with the club’s Under-19s that could see him handed a first-team shot in the Championship.
But first, he must return to full fitness after sharing a number of encouraging post-operation videos on social media.