Cardiff City duo Sean Morrison and Victor Camarasa are both unlikely to play a role from the start of tomorrow night’s home clash with Watford.
Wales Online write that the pair are both still struggling with injuries despite taking part in training this week.
Morrison hasn’t featured for the Bluebirds since the 0-0 home draw with Huddersfield Town on 12 January after having an operation on his appendix.
His void has been filled by Bruno Manga, who has performed excellently alongside Sol Bamba at the heart of the defence and could make it difficult for Morrison to return to the starting XI once fully fit.
Camarasa came off the bench to provide the assist for Kenneth Zohore’s last minute winner at Southampton last time out, but his manager Neil Warnock revealed he is still nursing a calf injury.
On Morrison, the 70-year-old said:
Morrison is training. He had another tough session yesterday (Wednesday) and really he’s just got to have a bit of football in his locker. We’re not pushing him, but we’ll keep talking to him. We’ve got three games in a week, so it’s pointless rushing him if he’s not quite ready. I’m hoping he’s going to be involved at some stage.
The situation with Camarasa is slightly more complicated due to his parent club Real Betis having an involvement, as Warnock explained below:
He has a medical team from Spain that looks after him, he’s had that all his career. It’s a little bit complicated when we’re talking to their physios and our physios – and sometimes we don’t agree. While scans tell you things, I always think a player knows himself if he’s fit or not. So it’s difficult for Victor because he has so many people talking to him and difficult for me. If he’s fit, he’s playing, so it’s difficult when they have so many advisers.
With Cardiff having a further two matches in a week, Everton at home on Tuesday and Wolves away next Saturday, they are unlikely to rush either into action if they are not ready.