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Good news for Cresswell

Aaron Creswell has been boosted by the news that his hamstring injury is nothing like as bad as was initially feared.

The left back came off against Leicester in the 53rd  minute with what was immediately confirmed as a problem in that area.

But after a scan we understand he has pulled the hammie rather than torn it and looks likely to be back within two to three weeks.

It’s decent news for the player, boss and squad as we go into a series of games that will decide our Champions Leagues hopes.

In the meantime it seems likely that we will see young Ben Johnson in the position for the games against Newcastle this weekend and Chelsea next.

Angelo Ogbonna has been in full training for over a week now with the first team boys and is fully expected to be in the squad for the weekend game in the north east.

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3 comments on “Good news for Cresswell

  1. Very good news for Cress, not only out for less time but easier to heal than a tear. If Ben Johnson plays in the position and is not swapped around I feel sure he will perform well. He has Paul Parker’s calm maturity and I’m a fan.

  2. You may be right imho Ogbonna may be more likely in a 5 3 2 if he is fit, he can also cover the left back slot although he probably won’t be running up the wing, Masuaku will do that for him. We need to tighten up at the back and having the best defender we have on the pitch is crucial. I can’t wait for Ogbonna to be back because we are definitely a lot less tight defensively without him.

    • Good news for Cressie and WH about this “not SO bad injury” – But bad news for us if Ben J and Masuaku take up the slots in Aaron’s absence. The made a royal mess of things on sat … and not for the first time.
      We can only hope and pray Moyes does the right thing and esp that Oggie is fit and ready to start.

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