This article is part of Football FanCast’s Injury News series, which considers the impact of the latest updates on players’ fitness.
Lee Bowyer has revealed that it is uncertain whether Lyle Taylor will be able to play for Charlton Athletic against Cardiff City, as reported by London News Online.
It had initially been hoped that he would be available for the Addicks’ match against Preston North End at the very beginning of November, but he eventually missed that game, as well as the 2-1 loss against Millwall.
The aim now is that the 29-year-old will be able to make his comeback against Cardiff on Saturday, though it is not a certainty, as Bowyer told London News Online: “He’s got a bit of tightness somewhere and it’s just going to be a case of trying to manage him this week and seeing how he goes.
“Whether he makes it or not is touch and go, I’m going to try everything in my power to try and get him ready.”
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Having Taylor would be a massive boost for Charlton because he can be a key member of the team.
This is signified by the fact he scored 5 goals and got an assist during the first 6 league games of the campaign.
This would also be the perfect time to have an influential player come back from injury, as Bowyer’s side have now only picked up 1 point from their last 4 games.
However, it is the extent of his importance that suggests he shouldn’t be rushed back as a recurrence of the injury would be a massive blow for Charlton’s season.
They should definitely get Taylor into the team if he is able to play, but Bowyer shouldn’t rush the striker back if he is not completely fit.