Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor has signalled he is edging closer to a return to fitness after posting an update on his Instagram account.
The Addick’s have been without Taylor’s services since he picked up a knee ligament injury in early September, which came after he had scored five goals in the first six games of the Championship season.
His absence from the side has seen Charlton suffer a slight dip in form as they have only won once in their five matches without Taylor, but this victory did come against promotion-chasing Leeds United.
Taylor has been an integral figure since joining Charlton in the summer of 2018, as he scored 25 goals in 45 appearances to help the Addicks towards promotion last term and has continued this form into the new campaign.
The 29-year-old has now taken to his Instagram account to share an update on his fitness:
Taylor posted a short video of him walking on a treadmill accompanied with the caption ‘soon’. The striker was seen in crutches at Charlton’s match with Fulham last weekend, so the fact he no longer requires leg support marks a positive step forward on his road to recovery.
This fresh development will come as a significant boost for Charlton who have seen their results noticeably suffer without Taylor’s talismanic presence up front.
Taylor proved his ability to make the step up from League One with his highly impressive performances in the opening weeks of the season, and it is clear the striker will be a key part of any success Charlton manage to achieve this term.
However, summer signing Macauley Bonne has been required to lead the line for Charlton in his absence and he has made a positive impression by scoring against both Leeds and Fulham in recent weeks.
This has enabled Charlton to somewhat fill the void left by Taylor, but they will undoubtedly be a side looking in better shape when the former Wimbledon man is back fit and firing.