Carlisle United head into the weekend with an almost full complement of players as Jason Kennedy and Jack Egan remain the only Blues still undergoing treatment with our medical staff.
Egan, who broke a metatarsal in his foot just under four weeks ago, is back at his consultant on Monday following a month in a protective boot. All being as expected he will increase his rehabilitation from there.
Meanwhile Kennedy, who has made seven appearances so far this season, has been absent since the middle of October as specialists continue to work to get to the root cause of his problem.
The all-action midfielder was back down in London earlier this week where he was with a spinal surgeon who gave him the all-clear and ruled out the possibility of there being any issues with his back.
He has now been referred by the consultants to a specialist hip / pelvis unit, which he will attend late next week. The consultants feel that all required tests have been completed, so this will be a group consultation with their team to determine if surgery is needed.
At present there is no timescale on his return, but we should know more following next week’s appointment.
Meanwhile fellow midfielder John O’Sullivan played his first 30 minutes on Wednesday night and he came through that with no problems, other than the usual tired muscles you would expect with him having been out of action for five months.