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Waiting Game On Ricketts

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10:55 11th October 2013

Skipper undergoes injection on knee

Wolves will be playing a waiting game on skipper Samuel Ricketts ahead of the return to league action against Coventry after he had an injection in his injured knee.

Ricketts, who turns 32 today, has had to pull out of the Welsh squad after aggravating a knee injury sustained on his last international appearance against Macedonia last month.

He has remained at Compton for treatment with the aim now to see if he can return to training at the end of next week to be available for the Sky Blues’ visit.

“He’s had an injection and we’re just seeing how it reacts really,” said Head Coach Kenny Jackett.

“He won’t train at the start of next week and we’ll certainly be giving him the next week to see how it is.

“It will be close whether he makes it for the Coventry game – it will be next Thursday or Friday morning whether he trains.

“We’re giving him as long as possible because he will need all that time and I don’t think he’ll train before then.

“If we had a game tomorrow or Tuesday, he’d have no chance of playing.

“They need seven days from the injection yesterday and then we’ve got games on Saturday and Tuesday.

“The thinking is to shut it down for 10 days and to give him every opportunity of being fit and then assess it when he comes back.

“But it’s been troubling him for some weeks although he’s played with it.

“Hopefully now this break will clear it up – that’s the hope.

“Whether then he can go on and play all the game, I don’t know, but we want to clear it up somewhere along the line.

“We need to break and stop to get it right and hopefully now we can give it enough time and we’ve got enough of a break to clear it up completely.”

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