Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton has admitted to Lincolnshire Live that he hopes Teddy Bishop’s injury that he sustained against Cambridge United isn’t too bad.
The Imps ran out as resounding 5-1 winners away from home on Saturday thanks to goals from Hakeeb Adelakun, Conor McGrandles, Anthony Scully and Lewis Fiorini and will certainly have been pleased with their work yesterday at the Abbey Stadium.
There was however one downside for the club during their travels as Bishop had to be replaced after 53 minutes after seemingly picking up an ankle injury, which could potentially keep him out of action in the near future.
Now Appleton has moved to provide an update on his player’s situation, as he stated the following recently:
“It’s the same (ankle).
“I’m hoping that it was down to his strapping being too tight and his foot starting to feel a little bit numb.
“He’s OK at the minute. Let’s hope it’s got nothing to do with rolling the ankle but we won’t know that until tomorrow or Monday morning.”
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Bishop only signed for the club this summer from Ipswich Town and has already settled into life at Sincil Bank well by playing eight games across all competitions.
The 25-year-old will now be hoping that his injury isn’t as bad as first feared as he bids to help Lincoln stay on track in the league.
This will come as a slight blow for the Imps at a time when they are just getting back on track and Appleton will be hoping that he has Bishop back available as soon as possible.
The midfielder has proved to have been a solid addition so far and certainly has the capabilities to carry out the instructions that Appleton gives him during games.
Lincoln have a great balance in midfield at present and the onus will now be on the likes of Fiorini to come in and show that he can nail down a starting spot in Bishop’s expected absence.
Only time will tell as the Imps await the results of the examination on Bishop’s ankle.