Charlton Athletic Manager Nigel Adkins has provided an explanation for Ryan Inniss’ absence from his side’s 2-1 home defeat to Cheltenham Town on Saturday.
The 26-year-old defender came off after picking up an injury during the Addicks win over Crewe Alexandra at the end of August and was not involved in this weekend’s defeat.
Adkins explained it was due to a relapse suffered in training.
“He came off during the Crewe game,” Adkins explained via the South London Press.
“He’s got a thigh injury and had a bit of a relapse in training yesterday.”
Inniss suffered a quad muscle injury in November 2020 which ruled him out for five months and limited him to just 13 appearances in League One last season.
Adkins said he had hoped Inniss would be back involved on Tuesday but that Charlton will now have to assess the extent of the injury.
“We were hoping that he was going to be back involved on Tuesday but that’s not going to be the case now,” Adkins continued.
“We’ll have to assess where he is for the length of time that he will potentially be out. But he’s had a relapse from a thigh injury that he’s got.”
Charlton currently find themselves 20th in League One with just one win to their name, and news of Inniss’ injury will no doubt be of concern to Addicks fans.
Inniss’ career has been hampered with injuries and having missed such a large chunk of last season due to his quad injury, there will be worries that this relapse could rule him out for an extended period of time.