Portsmouth's injury update in the wake of coronavirus outbreak

Pompey’s football injuries have totally cleared up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, 25th March 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 3:10 pm

The stop to the English game has allowed the Blues’ niggles to be resolved over the past couple of weeks.

Ben Close has been carrying an ankle issue picked up against Peterborough, which saw him miss the 2-2 home draw with Fleetwood earlier this month.

And Sean Raggett picked up a light hamstring injury in the clash with Joey Barton’s men.

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Both men were looking to return to training before Pompey’s scheduled return was postponed this week, in the wake of English football being suspended until April 30 at the earliest.

Bryn Morris is now ready to return to action after an extended period on the sidelines with an abdomen injury. Morris played recently in a specially-arranged game against the Royal Navy at HMS Temeraire.

Raggett was one of the five Pompey players who tested positive for Covid-19 along with Haji Mnoga, James Bolton, Andy Cannon and Ross McCrorie.

All of the players are recovering well, however, and are no longer showing any symptoms of the virus.

Ben Close was forced off against Peterborough. Picture: Simon Davies