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Pre-Southend United Injury Update

21 November 2016

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Town First-Team Coach Ross Embleton gave an injury update on a handful of players to the local media earlier today ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Southend United…

“Yaser Kasim is getting closer and he’s working on the injury every day,” Embleton said.

“He’s had a programme to follow over the weekend and it is a case of seeing how he comes back from his rehab and how he wakes up tomorrow morning before we know how close he is to being back in the squad.

“He had a scan at the back end of last week and today is part of that process just to see the severity of what comes back from that and how far or close he is to being back in and around the group.

“It is a hard one with James Brophy because he’s been fine in himself and the issues that he has been experiencing have been almost clear from his perspective.

“There were little areas of concern from the monitor that he was fitted with and he used it to play against AFC Wimbledon in the reserve game, it broke so it obviously got extended and he wore it against Exeter City.

“We’ve waited for some results to come back from that and now they are looking at some urine examples in terms of seeing if they can pick up any more irregularities off of that before they know exactly when they can let him back in.

“He trains fine but with it being an issue around his heart they can’t afford to let him play until everything is clear.

“There have been more tests done and we’re waiting for the results to come back, so the answer is he’s training as well as James can but it is just a case of him being cleared to play in games again.

“Jon Obika came off at the end and he was happy. He had no aches or pains and he was fine. He trained fine today so it is a case of Jon getting more minutes and more sessions under his belt to be able to play at the intensity that he wants to for a full game.”

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