Lloyd Isgrove Suffers Fresh Hamstring Blow

  • March 31, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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Lloyd Isgrove's season is over after it was confirmed he faces a summer of rehabilitation after suffering a fresh tear to his hamstring.

Isgrove, who hasn't featured at first-team level since suffering his initial injury back in November, turned out for Bolton's second-string in a clash against Fleetwood Town last week, only to be withdrawn midway through the first-half.

Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has remained schtum in the week that has followed but was quizzed on Thursday ahead of the weekend clash with Wigan Athletic, where he revealed the 29-year-old faces another three-to-four month spell on the sidelines.

"He's reinjured that hamstring," Evatt told the Manchester Evening News.

"It's the same prognosis. He will be missing for three to four months and that just shows the harsh realities of football.

"He's worked tirelessly hard to get himself in excellent condition. Post-op, I think there was less than a five per cent chance of the injury reoccuring and unfortunately that's happened to him.

"We'll support him, we wish him well and we'll give him everything he needs.

"It is the same hamstring, same area, same tendon, just slightly lower.

"When someone has been in the gym for three months and worked their socks off to get back in excellent shape - and he really was in excellent shape - he felt comfortable, but then one sprint and cross of a ball and it is that five per cent chance.

"It is really challenging for him, it has rocked him, and he is really upset.

"But he is a strong character and a really good person and he will get all the help he needs for the next three to four months and I have no doubt that he will be back stronger.

"He has had this journey before and really quickly having come out of it, he is heading down another one.

"But the group will support him, the players are really close now and the staff, Sharon (Brittan) and everyone else will give him everything he needs to make sure his mindset and mental health is good. If that is good you can do the work in the gym you need to get you back and reasy to play. I have no question marks with him."

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