Addicks suffer Wiggins blow
Charlton defender Rhoys Wiggins faces up to eight weeks on the
sidelines after suffering a double fracture to his foot.
The left-back fell akwardly during the Addicks’ Championship
defeat at home to Crystal Palace last Friday and may require
“Rhoys has suffered two fractured metatarsals on his right
foot,” said Charlton physio Erol Umut. “We will monitor him in the
ensuing days to decide whether he needs an operation. Based on the
injury, I would estimate he could be out for around two
Wiggins played the most minutes for Charlton last season as they
clinched promotion from League One, having moved from Bournemouth
in July 2011.
The Wales U21 international featured in every minute of the 45
League One games he contested last season, missing the penultimate
game of the season at Preston North End when he was rested.
“He’s an important player for us, and it’s a shame that he had
to come off against the team where he started,” said Charlton boss
Chris Powell after Friday’s game.
“But if Rhoysy goes off, then he is definitely hurt, because he
fights through and normally plays through the pain barrier. It
doesn’t look a good one for him.”
Charlton are already without injured duo Matt Taylor (foot) and
Andy Hughes (Achilles), but goalkeeper Nick Pope has returned to
training after a knee problem.