Joe Kinnear has said that Habib Beye has only an even chance of returning to the team for this weekend’s trip to Everton.
Habib Beye – has Achilles Tendinopathy injury
The Senegal star has had a niggling Achilles Tendinopathy injury since the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal in late August.
And it’s interesting, at least to us, to note that Ignacio Gonzalez has picked up a similar injury, and is out until October 20th, so that makes four players currently out with the same injury. The other two are Mark Viduka and Alan Smith.
Beye has returned to light training and with the Everton game on Sunday Joe Kinnear thinks Habib has an outside chance of making the squad.
“As far as Habib’s concerned, he’s joining the first-team squad for training on Thursday,” explained Joe.
“I’d say that his chances of coming back are 50-50.”
Beye didn’t train with the rest of ther lads yesterday, and Andy Carroll and Kazenga LuaLua, who returned to training Tuesday, worked on building their fitness one on one with physio Dave Henderson.
We are at the top of the Physioroom.com Injury Table with 10 injuries, with Chelsea now in second place with just 7 – so our injuries are again as bad as ever.
With such a small squad that’s not good news that we are at the top of the table – that’s for sure, but this is what Keegan continually warned about, and we didn’t bring in enough players.