Cherries: Igoe and Partington close to returns

22 October 2009 07:00
Cherries midfield pair Sammy Igoe and Joe Partington could soon receive their discharge papers from physio Steve Hard.[LNB] Igoe and Partington are both on the verge of hitting the comeback trail after being added to the Dean Court casualty list five weeks ago.[LNB] Igoe has been sidelined since complaining of discomfort in his right leg following Cherries 3-1 victory over Lincoln on September 12.[LNB] The 34-year-old, who netted twice against the Imps, was subsequently found to have sustained bruising to the bone marrow just below the knee.[LNB] Partington had been playing through the pain barrier for a number of weeks, despite being troubled by a nagging groin problem. However, his injury finally caught up with him following a reserve outing at Salisbury on September 15.[LNB] Although neither Igoe nor Partington is expected to be involved against Grimsby on Saturday, they could have a chance for the following weeks visit of Rochdale.[LNB] Meanwhile, Scott Guyett and Shaun Cooper are still some way off taking their first steps on the road to recovery.[LNB] Guyett had knee surgery a fortnight ago and is likely to spend at least another six weeks on the sidelines, while Cooper is still on scheduled for a return in the new year following a hip operation.[LNB] Hopefully, Coops will start jogging next week, reported Hard.[LNB] Anton Robinson is nursing a minor cut to his head after a training ground collision with Jason Tindall who required emergency dental treatment following the clash on Tuesday.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo