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March adds to right-wing worries

The Argus: Solly March has been ruled out Solly March has been ruled out

Solly March has been ruled out of Albion’s key clash against Wigan at the Amex today.

The 19-year-old could return from a minor hamstring injury for Monday’s FA Cup fifth round replay at Hull but March’s absence has added to Albion’s right-wing headache.

They are treading carefully with Will Buckley as they launch into a hectic climax to the season on two fronts.

Wigan’s visit kicks-off a minimum 17 matches in the Championship and FA Cup squeezed into the final ten weeks of the regular season.

Persistent hamstring problems have contributed to Buckley already missing 13 of Albion’s 34 games.

He had his first outing of the year in the first half of Monday’s FA Cup fifth round deadlock against Hull before he was substituted by March at his own request.

Buckley is on course for some involvement in the quickfire double-header against Wigan and Hull but Albion are easing him back gradually.

Helge Riepenhof, head of sports medicine and science, told The Argus: "The most important thing is to get him back and also get him stronger to make sure it doesn't happen again.

"The heavy pitches don't help with muscle injuries and Will is a very fast runner, not only in the first couple of metres but also distances like 30 to 40 metres. That is where you have the highest load on hamstrings, especially with heavy pitches.

"We have to bring him back through the games. In the first game he plays 45 minutes, the next game more minutes.

"It doesn't mean he cannot play 90 minutes. He can but it would be very unlikely he could then play the next game. Another 90 on Monday would be very complicated. It's not only Will, it's a lot of players."

March's absence and the concerns over Buckley have opened the door for David Lopez to return to starting contention.

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5:17am Sat 22 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.
I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: 6

7:28am Sat 22 Feb 14

Hugothepug says...

I assume that's Lopez starting then. Not a bad replacement but needs to rediscover the form of this time last season when he was on fire. Sure he has something to prove so might work out alright. Tough game today but one we can win - and really need to win.
I assume that's Lopez starting then. Not a bad replacement but needs to rediscover the form of this time last season when he was on fire. Sure he has something to prove so might work out alright. Tough game today but one we can win - and really need to win. Hugothepug
  • Score: 3

7:45am Sat 22 Feb 14

albionfan33 says...

thats a shame about solly hopefully he wont be out to ,long. For the expats or anyone else that cant go today the games available for streaming cricfree.tv
thats a shame about solly hopefully he wont be out to ,long. For the expats or anyone else that cant go today the games available for streaming cricfree.tv albionfan33
  • Score: 1

8:00am Sat 22 Feb 14

AlanDuffy says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.
The article quotes a member of the medical staff explaining how and why the injuries occur and why patience is needed during the recovery process.
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.[/p][/quote]The article quotes a member of the medical staff explaining how and why the injuries occur and why patience is needed during the recovery process. AlanDuffy
  • Score: 5

8:07am Sat 22 Feb 14

farside says...

And it's still only February!!!!
And it's still only February!!!! farside
  • Score: 1

8:18am Sat 22 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

AlanDuffy wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.
The article quotes a member of the medical staff explaining how and why the injuries occur and why patience is needed during the recovery process.
My point is they 'occur' far too frequently at our place.
I completely accept the explanation of how, why and what's required when they happen, but the regularity of having to adopt that approach surely raises questions about the general preventative methods?
For me, it's significant that it's a series of players who suffer one basic type of injury, not just one, susceptible player with a series of recurring issues.
[quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.[/p][/quote]The article quotes a member of the medical staff explaining how and why the injuries occur and why patience is needed during the recovery process.[/p][/quote]My point is they 'occur' far too frequently at our place. I completely accept the explanation of how, why and what's required when they happen, but the regularity of having to adopt that approach surely raises questions about the general preventative methods? For me, it's significant that it's a series of players who suffer one basic type of injury, not just one, susceptible player with a series of recurring issues. Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -2

9:09am Sat 22 Feb 14

bikerjimbo says...

To try to put a positive on this although key players get injured we do seem to have quit a few replacements of quality. Very impressed with Dunk the other night for a good example. All teams appear to have similar problems to ours and the way we started the season gives me hope for the future. And then to be negative I can't see us making the play offs his year but we are definitely building for next season.
To try to put a positive on this although key players get injured we do seem to have quit a few replacements of quality. Very impressed with Dunk the other night for a good example. All teams appear to have similar problems to ours and the way we started the season gives me hope for the future. And then to be negative I can't see us making the play offs his year but we are definitely building for next season. bikerjimbo
  • Score: -3

9:42am Sat 22 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season
time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season brightonfan34
  • Score: 1

10:13am Sat 22 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Albion In Staffs wrote:
AlanDuffy wrote:
Albion In Staffs wrote:
I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.
The article quotes a member of the medical staff explaining how and why the injuries occur and why patience is needed during the recovery process.
My point is they 'occur' far too frequently at our place.
I completely accept the explanation of how, why and what's required when they happen, but the regularity of having to adopt that approach surely raises questions about the general preventative methods?
For me, it's significant that it's a series of players who suffer one basic type of injury, not just one, susceptible player with a series of recurring issues.
The three players with hamstring issues are the wingers - the speed merchants with explosive pace. How often do you see Upson or TK getting them? Buckley and LuaLua have that weakness because of their pace, and LuaLua always has done. CMS always has bags of pace, plus he is coming back from injury and so is susceptible to further minor injuries.

I'm not worried about the medical staff at all. The only way to fully prevent this kind of injury is take early retirement :-)
[quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AlanDuffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion In Staffs[/bold] wrote: I have no idea how the medical department and physios work, but I'm beginning to worry about the number of muscle injuries players are picking up. Even CMS has succumbed to "a small tear" during his recovery. It's becoming far too regular.[/p][/quote]The article quotes a member of the medical staff explaining how and why the injuries occur and why patience is needed during the recovery process.[/p][/quote]My point is they 'occur' far too frequently at our place. I completely accept the explanation of how, why and what's required when they happen, but the regularity of having to adopt that approach surely raises questions about the general preventative methods? For me, it's significant that it's a series of players who suffer one basic type of injury, not just one, susceptible player with a series of recurring issues.[/p][/quote]The three players with hamstring issues are the wingers - the speed merchants with explosive pace. How often do you see Upson or TK getting them? Buckley and LuaLua have that weakness because of their pace, and LuaLua always has done. CMS always has bags of pace, plus he is coming back from injury and so is susceptible to further minor injuries. I'm not worried about the medical staff at all. The only way to fully prevent this kind of injury is take early retirement :-) Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 5

10:24am Sat 22 Feb 14

golddene says...

brightonfan34 wrote:
time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season
Yeah, he was really crap against Leicester wasn't he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
[quote][p][bold]brightonfan34[/bold] wrote: time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season[/p][/quote]Yeah, he was really crap against Leicester wasn't he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! golddene
  • Score: 1

11:10am Sat 22 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

golddene wrote:
brightonfan34 wrote:
time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season
Yeah, he was really crap against Leicester wasn't he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!
thats the only game hes played well in what about the rest of the games
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonfan34[/bold] wrote: time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season[/p][/quote]Yeah, he was really crap against Leicester wasn't he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ![/p][/quote]thats the only game hes played well in what about the rest of the games brightonfan34
  • Score: -1

11:11am Sat 22 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

golddene wrote:
brightonfan34 wrote:
time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season
Yeah, he was really crap against Leicester wasn't he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!
i mean this season
[quote][p][bold]golddene[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brightonfan34[/bold] wrote: time for Lopez to step up and show why he should be in the team as hes been rubbish all season[/p][/quote]Yeah, he was really crap against Leicester wasn't he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ![/p][/quote]i mean this season brightonfan34
  • Score: 0

11:12am Sat 22 Feb 14

brightonfan34 says...

okay sorry if lopez plays i hope he can rediscover the form of last season
okay sorry if lopez plays i hope he can rediscover the form of last season brightonfan34
  • Score: 1

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