Kirkland out in the cold
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes the injury suffered by Chris Kirkland was down to the bad weather.
Last Updated: 03/12/10 10:20am
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez believes the injury suffered by loaned out goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was down to the bad weather.
The 29-year-old shot-stopper joined Leicester City on a one-month deal and was set to make his debut against Nottingham Forest on Monday.
However, a back problem sustained in training prevented him from doing so, as the Championship clash ended in a 1-0 win for the Foxes.
Kirkland has been plagued by injury problems throughout his career and this latest knock is yet another setback.
Latics boss Martinez does not believe it is a serious injury but admits he may return to the club for treatment.
"It's a back spasm. It's not a serious problem. Sometimes this cold weather doesn't really help," he said in the Daily Mirror.
"We're going to assess it over the next 48 hours and then we'll decide whether he comes back or stays at Leicester."