Huddersfield Town boss Carlos Corberan has revealed that the club’s medical staff have been unable to put a timescale on Pipa’s injury.
The right-back hobbled out of the 1-1 draw with Luton Town prior to the international break and it appears that he hasn’t quite fully recovered yet.
Corberan revealed that the Spaniard was making positive steps by getting back on the ball, but he couldn’t put a date on when Pipa will return.
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Speaking to the press this afternoon, Corberan said: “We don’t know how long he will be out. Yesterday (Wednesday), he started ball work and we will see how he will start to feel.
“We don’t have a clear date, but it’s a positive that he’s on the pitch making runs and touching the ball.
“We have players ready to cover the position in Demeaco Duhaney and Aaron Rowe and even (Richard) Stearman who has played there before.”
Pipa has impressed for Corberan so far this season, offering the perfect balance on the opposite side of defence to Harry Toffolo.
The 22-year-old has scored one goal in 11 appearances, but has shown great ambition to get forward on the right and add an attacking dimension to Town’s play.
Corberan’s side take on Stoke City this weekend, looking for a return to winning ways after picking up just a single point from their last two fixtures.
This is a blow for Corberan.
Pipa and Toffolo are this Huddersfield side’s biggest attacking threat. They offer width, balance and a unique outlet.
Corberan will be desperate for Pipa to return before long given his importance, with this weekend’s clash at Stoke proving more difficult without him.
Duhaney is a player that could well be the perfect alternative, but it’s important to not put too much pressure on young shoulders.
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