Palmer thigh injury could cost eight weeks
INJURY-HIT Coventry City have added Jamaica forward Kasey Palmer to their list of injured players.
The 26-year-old has not scored for Coventry since January, and he has now been sidelined with a thigh muscle problem.
The injury to Palmer means Coventry City currently have five players out of action due to injury.
Long-term casualties Fabio Tavares and Callum O’Hare are close to returning to the first-team set-up but not before the next international break, while midfielder Ben Sheaf and Dutch wing-back Milan van Ewijk have also suffered thigh muscle tears, placing further pressure on Robins’ side to get a result.
“We are clearly down in midfield,” Sky Blues boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio. “Kasey Palmer has got an adductor tear. That’s going to be anything from six to eight weeks.
“It’s the same injury as Ben Sheaf, who did his in training … They’re all (out) a similar length (of time). Milan might be quicker.”
He added: “The injuries to Milan, to Ben Sheaf and to Kasey Palmer have been a blow. Jamie Allen has had half an hour back but, without rushing them, we need the others back as fast as we can.
“Callum O’Hare as well. He’s back in training, but he needs some game time in the under-21s. It’s still a bit too soon for him.”
Coventry, who drew five of their first eight Championship matches this season, were 3-1 winners against Queens Park Rangers (QPR) on Saturday thanks to a brace from Ellis Reco Simms in the 56th and 68th minutes, and Josh Eccles 60th-minute strike.
QPR grabbed a consolation effort in the 90th minute through Keneth Paal.