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INJURY UPDATE: They'll bounce back

Update on Bennett, Dickenson and Kayode

27 March 2021

Missing from the Carlisle United ranks on Saturday afternoon was defender Rhys Bennett, who had felt a problem with his knee during the half time break in the Orient game on Tuesday night.

“Rhys felt his injury before half time on Tuesday but wanted to carry on to try and help us get the three points,” manager Chris Beech explained. “When he came in on the Wednesday morning it was swollen and sore, so we sent him to get checked out.

“Unfortunately he’s in a knee brace after it was confirmed that he has a small tear in his medial ligament. I would think he’ll done for the season unless there’s some unbelievable rehab situation.”

“Brennan Dickenson has had an injection,” he added. “He’s had some sort of treatment where they take blood out of your knee, twizz it round in a machine and then put it back in.

“It should help to speed up recovery, but I wouldn’t expect him to play another game this season. 

“That’s not the best news with both lads, but we’ll bounce back and look for a different answer.”

And on Josh Kayode, who is back from his trip to Wales with Ireland, he commented: “He tried his best last week.

“I did tell Ireland, we did inform them that he’s injured but they wanted to see him, and it was his personal choice whether he went.

“He tried jogging on the Wednesday, but it was till still sore, so we’ll have to see as time goes on.”

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