Coventry City boss confirm 4 key players will miss the Blackburn Rovers clash due to huge injury setback

Tavares, Latibeaudiere, Binks, Torp, O’Hare – Coventry City injury news as surgical decision revealed

Coventry City injury update from CoventryLive as Sky Blues manager Mark Robins goes through the walking wounded ahead of this weekend’s match at Blackburn Rovers.
Fabio Tavares has received mixed news following his consultation with an ankle surgeon, who stated that the Coventry City attacker does not require surgery to fix ligament damage. However, the 23-year-old is certain to miss the Sky Blues’ final three games of the season and will have to spend the summer recovering.

Tavares suffered an impact injury during extra time of Sunday’s thrilling FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium, when he helped launch an astonishing comeback against Manchester United. In an update on the injury, manager Mark Robins stated: “He will be out for a considerable amount of time. Hopefully, he’ll be back in training sometime during the preseason.
“It’s a real blow for him and there’s nothing we can do because it was a significant impact injury, so really, really disappointing for him and us too.”
When asked how the player, who only returned to full fitness in January after a year out with a ruptured Achilles, has handled the news, Robins said: “He went for a surgical opinion on Thursday, and there is good news around that because he doesn’t need surgery, so that gives him probably a little bit more comfort knowing that he doesn’t have to go through that and he’ll be recovering over a period of time. So he’ll be working all summer and hopefully
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Coming back as strong as possible. “It could have been much worse.”

He went on to say: “He was devastated to have to come off in the game when he was causing them all sorts of problems but, unfortunately, it’s part of the game and hopefully he’s had his share of injuries.”

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Regarding defenders Joel Latibeaudiere (calf) and Luis Binks (Achilles), the City manager stated in his pre-match press conference before of the trip to Blackburn Rovers: “There’s not much change, so they are still suffering their infirmities. I have to get through training this morning and see where they are at because there are other players who are in a similar boat currently given the amount of minutes and game time they have had

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It’s absolutely extraordinary, and the fact is that we still have three games to play, and they’re coming thick and fast. They’re difficult games with something on every one of them. “But we have to recover and it is what it is, and we’ll have to go with the players who are most able to perform at the top level that they possibly can.”

Callum O’Hare missed out Wednesday night’s 3-2 loss to Hull at CBS Arena due to exhaustion, and Victor Torp was also out with a stomach strain. When asked how they are preparing for Saturday’s match, Robins said: “They are quite similar, and I will have a look today, talk to them, and see where they are at. We’ll look at who’s available for the game and settle our plans before heading to Lancashire.”

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