Lloyd Isgrove Suffers Long-Term Hamstring Injury

  • November 25, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Ian Evatt has revealed Bolton could be without Lloyd Isgrove until February after scans confirmed he has suffered a torn hamstring.

Isgrove, who has featured in 24 of Wanderers' 26 games in all competitions so far this season, suffered the blow in Tuesday's victory over Doncaster Rovers and had to be replaced soon after the half-hour mark at the University of Bolton Stadium.

The 28-year-old may yet be able to go under the knife in an attempt to reduce his time on the sidelines, but Evatt admits the diagnosis is difficult to take whatever the eventual outcome.

"Lloyd has got a grade three hamstring (tear) which means either surgery or at least 12 weeks out, so not great news," Evatt told The Bolton News.

"As a manager, I always analyse things that have happened and things that have gone on, and the Stockport home game is a real frustration because we should have won that game.

"Then we'd have avoided the replay where Josh (Sheehan) picks up the ACL injury, Baka (Amadou Bakayoko) picks up the hamstring injury.

"We have to play 120 minutes at real high intensity and then we have to travel to Wycombe with the same group, the same squad.

"Off the back of that, Izzy is fatigued and we have to roll him out again and he gets injured in the first half. That's the reason but it's our own fault, so we have to take our medicine.

"As I said, lessons learned and (we have to) stick together as a group, as a club and fanbase. Challenging times can really bring out the best of people so let's hope this does that with our group."

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