Imps Injury Update: Mixed News Coming Out of The Bank

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As we look ahead to the Wigan game, Imps fans have been given an insight into the latest situation around injuries at Sincil Bank.

Michael Skubala is rarely cagey in his interviews, meaning we do get much more insight into what is happening around our players. Yesterday’s news was a mixed back, and in fairness, the headlines focused on the bad, not the good.

I won’t do that – I’ll focus on the good. The first question from BBC Radio Lincolnshire Michael Hortin focused on Reeco Hackett. He’s scored twice in 16 matches for City but has been a constant threat during his time on the field. He came off after 49 minutes of our 1-0 win at Fleetwood and hasn’t been seen since.

It seems he is closing in on a return, althoguh it won’t be in the next couple of games.

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“Reeco is starting back on the grass, which is good news,” said the Imps head coach. “He’s still a bit away, but hopefully, we can get through his markers and his checkpoints, but it’s good to see him a couple of days ago back on the grass. He’s working hard”

Moving on to the two long term absentees, there’ little news around Ben House. He failed to score in his seven outings this season but turned in strong performances, last taking to the field against Sheffield United.

Ben, as we know, is a bit further,” added Michael.

That leaves us with Tyler Walker, the ‘headline’ news last night. Tyler was nearing fitness, having not been seen in action since coming on as we brushed Blackpool aside in August. Sadly, he had a relapse in his rehabilitation, and that means we might not see him again this season.

“Tyler, unfortunately, he’s had a recurrence of an injury.  He has seen a specialist and has now had an operation. If we’re honest, we might not see him again this season. I think if we see him again this season, that will be really successful.

“He was close to coming back playing, and we’ve got to support him through this tough time.”

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One long-term absentee who wasn’t touched upon was Lewis Monstma, who is coming up on a year out of action. He was seriously injured in our win against Oxford in early 2022, returning after a year out, only to pick up another serious injury in March against Fleetwood.

These injuries are a huge blow to the Imps – it could be argued any two of those three would be starting on the current side. However, with January looming large, there will be a chance to shuffle the pack, perhaps recalling Freddie Draper and integrating Jack Moylan into the side.

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