Charlton Athletic striker Macauley Bonne has been given the all-clear to continue playing for his side after withdrawing from international duty with a medical scare last week, according to South London Press.
Bonne was forced to pull out of international duty with Zimbabwe on medical scans, and he subsequently underwent heart scans, but it has now been confirmed that he is able to continue playing for Lee Bowyer’s side.
The 24-year-old has been a key figure for the Addicks since fellow striker Lyle Taylor suffered a damaging knee injury, with Bonne having now netted five goals in his nine appearances up front for the South London outfit.
This latest development means Bonne will be available when Charlton welcome Cardiff City to The Valley on Saturday, while the Addicks could also be boosted by the long-awaited return of Taylor to the frontline.
The former AFC Wimbledon man is reportedly closing in on a return from the injury he suffered back in early September, and this means he is in contention to feature for Bowyer’s side on the weekend.
Should Bonne and Taylor start together for Charlton if they are both fit?
This is hugely positive news for Charlton who would have very short on attacking options if Bonne had been unavailable for the weekend, with it remaining uncertain whether Taylor will feature against Cardiff.
This latest development means they can rely on Bonne to lead the attacking line over the weekend, while it also won’t be long before Charlton fans will potentially get to see Taylor and Bonne start together in the attacking unit.
It will be interesting to see whether this attacking duo could help improve Charlton’s recent results, with Bowyer’s side aiming to put back-to-back defeats against Preston and Millwall behind them when they welcome the Bluebirds to London on Saturday.