Miracle man Antony Sweeney set for early return after injury scare

Antony Sweeney walks off injured. Picture by FRANK REID
Antony Sweeney walks off injured. Picture by FRANK REID

MIRACLE man Antony Sweeney could be back in training as early as next week after again allaying fears he is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, writes CRAIG HOPE.

The player of the season limped out of Saturday’s defeat against Wycombe Wanderers clutching his groin, sparking concerns that he’d suffered a recurrence of an injury he picked up back in August.

On that occasion Sweeney missed four matches and it was feared he could be set for a similar, or longer, lay-off this time around.

But manager Mick Wadsworth has revealed that the 28-year-old, while still being assessed by the club’s medical staff, is on the mend already and, given his Lazarus-like healing powers, could be back in training far sooner than first expected.

“Tony’s still being assessed but it’s not as bad as the last time,” the first-team coach told SportMail.

“It’s still got to settle down and we haven’t put a time on it.

“But with Tony, because he’s such an incredible healer, I wouldn’t be surprised if he started training on Monday or even this Friday.

“You just never know with Tony because he’s incredible in that respect.”

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