Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor has taken to Instagram to share a determined message as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.
Taylor suffered the injury while on international duty with Montserrat back in September, and it has forced him to miss Charlton’s last five Championship matches following his strong start to the campaign.
The 29-year-old scored five goals in six matches to help Charlton climb into the automatic promotion spots by the end of August, but his absence has seen the Addicks suffer a dip in form as they have now dropped down to 10th in the table.
Taylor has established himself as an integral figure at The Valley since his switch from AFC Wimbledon in the summer of 2018. He scored 25 goals in 45 appearances during Charlton’s League One promotion campaign last term, while he again looks set to be the Addicks’ talisman again this term.
He has now posted an update on Instagram as he continues his injury recovery:
Taylor shared an image of him playing against Stoke earlier this season along with the caption ‘If I had one wish…’, which suggests he is clearly desperate to regain full fitness.
Charlton boss Lee Bowyer has confirmed that Taylor is “slightly ahead of schedule” in his recovery as he prepares to come out of his leg brace on Monday.
Taylor’s goalscoring record since the start of last season has seen him become Charlton’s key man, and this has been even more so the case during his absence from the side.
Macauley Bonne has stepped into the striker’s role and scored two goals in Taylor’s absence, but it is evident that Charlton are simply a better team with Taylor’s experienced and clinical presence at the tip of their attack.
Charlton will now be hoping Taylor remains ahead of schedule in his return from injury, but it is also important that he is not rushed back to fitness.
The Addicks cannot afford to take any risks with his return as this could lead to losing him for an even longer period.