No surgery required for Cambridge United right-back Kyle Knoyle
Cambridge United defender Kyle Knoyle is set to be back on the training ground this week.
The right-back injured his shoulder in the 0-0 draw with Newport County, and was referred to a specialist to discover the extent of the problem.
U’s head coach Colin Calderwood did not go into the detail of the injury, but said: “There is no operation required. He has progressed pretty well and will be out running.
“He has certainly damaged his shoulder.
“It really blew up, but Mikey (Burroughs, the U’s head of medical services), after being in rugby and dealing with a lot of shoulder problems, is probably the best person in football to have as our physio at the minute and for him (Knoyle).
“The good news is to try to get back without this operation and see where we are.
“If there is a problem further down the line, it may be something that gets operated on in the summer.”
Looking ahead to the Oldham Athletic match on Saturday (August 24), Jabo Ibehre is set to miss out having had to go back to step one of the concussion protocol.
And Dan Jones remains doubtful with a foot injury after niggling it in training earlier in the week.
With the games coming thick and fast, Calderwood has stressed that it is a case of managing the workload on the squad.
“We’ve got a difficult week with a home game and travelling to Swansea on Wednesday, and it’s the affect that will have on the Saturday,” he said.
“We will have to be bright and smart on how we use the players. We’re going to ask them to really extend themselves, but that’s about the preparation of pre-season, the early games and filtering players in as we have done.”