Registered On: January 3, 2014
This from the OWS ….
“Ryan Loft misses out again with a groin problem, goalkeeper Mark Howard remains out for three-to-four weeks with a thigh injury, while Manny Onariase has missed the last three games with a hamstring problem. Right-back Jordan Clarke continues to be a doubt after reporting a swollen ankle following the defeat at Carlisle seven days ago.
Left-back Junior Brown is out for a total of five-to-six weeks with a hamstring injury that forced him off against Bradford City and attacker Jordan Hallam is out with the hamstring problem which he suffered against Oldham Athletic in March, while Olufela Olomola’s season looks to be over after he suffered a medial ligament injury.
Striker Aaron Jarvis (hamstring) is set to miss the rest of the season, while midfielder George Hornshaw and goalkeeper Adam Kelsey are both expected to be out for the remainder of the campaign following ankle surgery.”
When I was playing in the 70s & 80s hamstring injuries were rare. I’ve talked about this several times with mates who played at the same time and all were in agreement. Stretched groin and the odd dead-leg, perhaps. Ankle injuries were most likely the result of some horrendous tackle which you rarely see in the professional game these days.
With improved fitness methods and strict diets. Warm ups and warm downs. One would have thought today’s footballer would be stronger than forty years ago, but apparently not!