Wigan Athletic have confirmed that left-back Antonee Robinson has been ruled out for two weeks with a groin injury, ahead of their clash with Cardiff City in South Wales.
The United States international has been an integral member of the Latics starting 11 over the last two seasons, making his transfer from Everton permanent in the summer and continuing his strong development.
Robinson was one of the major talking points of the January transfer window as murmurs grew that Italian giants AC Milan were interested in signing him. He even flew over to complete a medical on deadline day as a shock transfer drew ever closer, however, the deal collapsed late in the day and meant Robinson was to stay at the DW Stadium until at least the summer.
The left-back has since missed the next three games after the transfer window shut, with a win against Leeds United, loss to Preston North End, and a draw to Middlesbrough following.
Previewing the next game at the Cardiff City Stadium, the club’s official website revealed that Robinson has been ruled out for two weeks with a groin injury that he sustained during training.
A return in two weeks would see the talented left-back potentially return for the trips to either Reading or table-topping West Brom.
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It’s a big blow for Wigan to lose Robinson for even longer after he has missed out the last three games following his dream move falling through.
Robinson has been a dependable member of the squad and a brilliant permanent signing, so it’s no surprise that top clubs are sniffing round to sign him.
Leon Balogun will most likely come in to help plug defensive gaps along with Tom Pearce at left-back, but the team is much better for Robinson’s inclusion.
Having not played since the move collapsed, Robinson will be eager to make up for lost time upon his return in around two weeks.