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Matthew Taylor Confirms Conor Wilkinson's Injury Status

The Saddlers forward isn't expected to miss an extended period as he works to return to full fitness.
Conor Wilkinson - © Jenny Merrett.
Walsall Head Coach Matthew Taylor has spoken to the local press and offered an update on the status of forward Conor Wilkinson, who missed last weekend's draw with Bradford City after suffering a pulled hamstring.

Wilkinson, who netted his first goal in a Saddlers shirt during the narrow victory over Stevenage, sat out the draw with the Bantams but isn't expected to be out for as long as attacking counterpart Rory Holden.

The former Leyton Orient man is likely to miss around a month of action as he works with the club's medical team in a bid to return to fitness, and avoid any potential worsening of the thankfully minor injury.

Speaking to the Express & Star's Walsall correspondent Joe Edwards, Taylor said; "I think, hopefully, it won’t be as long as Rory’s injury.
 
"It’s settled down well, so all we can hope for is that when Conor is back available, he does the work he needs to do to make sure his time isn’t too long off the training pitch.
 
"As far as I’m aware, there’s nothing that has come out of the ordinary with this. We’re not sat here saying ‘he’s ruptured a muscle’ or anything like that.
 
"We’ll do whatever we can, but we won’t rush him back. He’s got a period of rehabilitation and has to undertake it properly, to give him the best opportunity to get back on the pitch as soon as possible."

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