Update: Oar and Tabb Miss Hull Trip as Hyam and Varney Make Progress
Monday, 19th Oct 2015 16:00
Town boss Mick McCarthy has confirmed that winger Tommy Oar will miss Tuesday’s game at Hull City having suffered a concussion during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Huddersfield, while Jay Tabb has a hamstring injury. Better news is that long-term injured pair Luke Hyam and Luke Varney are getting closer to getting back to action.
“Tommy’s going to miss out,” McCarthy said. “He was concussed on Saturday and strange as it might be, I’ve watched the game back, and he must have headed five or six balls while he’d had that.
“He got a nose bleed and it was from the impact, he didn’t get any impact on his nose, it was from the impact on his head. I felt for him.”
Oar, who was making his full Town debut, was replaced at half-time on Saturday and is the only new absentee.
“He did all right, he was struggling but he’d been almost knocked out,” McCarthy continued. “He quite clearly wasn’t knocked out because we would have taken him off but it was affecting him, there’s no doubt about that.
“It’s a shame because he’s impressed everybody since he’s been here.”
Also missing the trip to the KC Stadium is Jay Tabb, who has a hamstring problem.
Ryan Fraser is sidelined for at least two months with his knee ligament injury, Teddy Bishop is still working on his fitness after hamstring and shin splints problems, while Luke Hyam and Luke Varney, Town’s two long-term injury victims, are both making progress.
Hyam underwent knee surgery in the summer having been out of action since January, while Varney ruptured an achilles during the play-offs.
The former loanee, whose Blackburn contract was up at the end of June is set to sign a deal with the Blues once he is fit.
“I spoke to Luke Hyam this morning - and I spoke to Luke Varney as well, I speak to them every day - about his progress and he’s saying that two weeks into November he’s looking to be back, whether that’s training with us [we’ll see],” the Town boss added.
“We’ll do the same as we’ll do with Bish, we’ll put them with the U18s first and let them get back doing their football movements where they can get a bit of confidence without being bumped and barged by first-team players and hopefully they’ll both be back then in mid-November.
“That’s what they’re saying. They’re both great professionals, they’ve been amazing in terms of how they’ve done their rehab.
“The physios will tell you they’re real workhorses, they want it. You can be driven almost too much, so sometimes we’ve got to temper it with them.
“That’s why when we get to the point where they’re coming back we want to make sure they are fully prepared and fully fit.”
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