Charlton’s head coach, Michael Appleton, confirm key player injury after 4;0 victory over reading

Charlton’s head coach, Michael Appleton, stated that it is too early to determine the severity of the injury that led to Chuks Aneke’s substitution in today’s 4-0 victory over Reading.

Aneke, who missed the initial months of the season, scored his first goal by heading in Corey Blackett-Taylor’s cross early in the second half. Unfortunately, Aneke’s return to Charlton has been plagued by injuries, and he had to be substituted due to what appeared to be a right hamstring injury while trying to outmuscle Royals defender Nelson Abbey to reach a George Dobson throughball.

When asked for an update on Aneke’s condition, Appleton said, “We currently have no information.

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We will have a better idea in the next 48 hours whether it’s a strain, a pull, or just fatigue. I’m pleased that he scored a goal, but it’s disappointing to see him leave the match. We weren’t expecting him to play the full 90 minutes today, but we were hopeful of substituting him with enough time to ensure his availability for Tuesday’s match against Lincoln. That possibility still exists – I prefer to remain optimistic.”

Appleton also mentioned that Aneke had felt physically ready to play this week. He expressed some frustration with the team’s performance in the first half, feeling that they didn’t pass the ball to Aneke as much as they should have. He intended to encourage the players to involve Aneke more in the game during the second half and noted that he would review the game footage. Despite the injury setback, Appleton considered Aneke’s goal as a significant positive.

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