Fulham manager Marco Silva has dropped a double injury update following the Cottagers’ Championship victory on Wednesday evening.
In post-match comments cited by West London Sport, the 44-year-old manager revealed that both Joe Bryan and Antonee Robinson look to be doubts for the club’s trip to Coventry City this weekend.
Bryan, who started in the 3-1 win over Swansea City, was withdrawn early in the second half of the clash after picking up a back injury, while Robinson missed the fixture due to a knee injury – with this knock potentially keeping the defender out until after the upcoming international break.
Speaking about the condition of the left-back duo, Silva said: “It [Bryan’s injury] doesn’t look serious but it was painful in that moment and he felt he couldn’t go through the game. He had a very good first half. We did very well down the left side – he and Kebano did really well.
“Antonee’s knee doesn’t look serious, he just felt something in the session [on Tuesday] and we will have to wait and see if he can play the next game.”
Considering how impressive both Robinson and Bryne have been for Fulham so far this season, the news that both players could be set to miss out this weekend is sure to have left fans gutted.
Indeed, over his eight Championship appearances this term, Robinson has helped his side keep two clean sheets, while also making an average of 2.3 interceptions, one tackle, 2.4 clearances and winning 4.1 duels per game, with these returns seeing the 24-year-old average a SofaScore match rating of 7.09.
Meanwhile, while Bryan has featured less often than his left-back counterpart this season – playing just three league games for the Cottagers – the 28-year-old highly impressed when filling in for the USA international against Swansea, receiving a SofaScore match rating of 7.0 on the night.
As such, should both players indeed be absent for the trip to Coventry on Saturday, it would undoubtedly dent Fulham’s chances of picking up all three points against the Sky Blues, with Silva more than likely having to field a player out of position in order to cover for the stricken left-back duo.