Portsmouth defender Ross McCrorie is booked in for a training return today after missing the past month because of a hamstring injury.
Portsmouth.co.uk have revealed that the player is able to return to training today, but won’t be ready in time for the FA Cup clash against Barnsley on Saturday as he needs time to ease his way back into things.
The 21-year-old limped off during the 1-0 win over Ipswich Town at Fratton Park just before Christmas, and it was later revealed that the defender had suffered another tear to his hamstring after missing the best part of November with the first injury.
The defender linked up with parent club Rangers a couple of weeks ago as he set off on their warm-weather training camp to Dubai, where he began to ease his way back into football after a few weeks sat on the sidelines.
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McCrorie is on loan from Rangers for the rest of the season, and he has made 15 appearances so far for Kenny Jackett’s side as he gets his first taste of English football.
Portsmouth will be wanting the defender back to full fitness so that he is able to fill in at right-back, having deputised there earlier on in the season.
Hamstring injuries, however, are one of the hardest muscle injuries to overcome, and it is important that McCrorie isn’t rushed back by Jackett or the Portsmouth medical team.