Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Nothing broken for Basey

In the Sheepside stand at Leamington last night I heard supporters discussing the horrendous tackle on Basey and taking the view that Blizzard should have been sent off. Parky put this view firmly on Radio 5 yesterday without doing a Warnock.

Although Basey is likely to be out for some time, the news is not as bad as feared. Charlton head physiotherapist Steve Allen has revealed that Grant Basey suffered ankle ligament damage - and not a broken leg - during last night's 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers.

'It's not as bad as was feared at the time," Allen said. "Grant has soft tissue contusion [bruising] to the inside of his shin from the direct challenge, and subsequently this resulted in him rolling his ankle, causing ligamentous damage'

'Grant was taken to a local hospital, but he came back on the coach with the rest of the squad and is on crutches. We can't put a timescale on the injury, but it could have been a lot worse considering the seriousness of the tackle.'

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