Charlton Athletic have been dealt a major injury blow ahead of their upcoming League One fixture.
Speaking following the Addicks’ 2-1 defeat to Cheltenham Town on Saturday, Nigel Adkins revealed that the centre-back, who was withdrawn in the 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra towards the end of August due to a knock, missed the weekend’s fixture due to a recurrence of a thigh injury which had kept the 26-year-old sidelined for a large portion of last season.
The 56-year-old manager went on to state that, despite initially hoping the former Crystal Palace defender would be available for the trip to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, the former England U17 international is now out of contention for the fixture, with the Charlton medical team assessing the extent of Inniss’ injury this week.
As cited by London News Online, Adkins said: “He came off during the Crewe game. He’s got a thigh injury and had a bit of a relapse in training [on Friday]. We were hoping that he was going to be back involved on [Saturday] but that’s not going to be the case now.
“We’ll have to assess where he is for the length of time that he will potentially be out. But he’s had a relapse from a thigh injury that he’s got.”
Despite the club’s league position of 20th this season, Inniss has been impressive for Charlton so the fact that the centre-back looks set for yet another substantial spell on the sidelines is sure to have left Adkins fuming.
Indeed, over his five League One appearances so far this season, the £135k-rated man has helped his side keep one clean sheet, as well as making an average of 0.8 interceptions, 1.2 tackles, 4.4 clearances and winning 5.8 duels per game.
As such, taking into account how much Charlton have struggled with the centre-back in the side so far this term, the fact that the Addicks will now have to make do without Inniss for what could well be a substantial amount of time does not bode well whatsoever. With the club wanting to mount a push for a top-six finish this season, they will be hoping he makes a swift recovery.