Injury woe for Lisbie
By Mark Buckingham. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Charlton Athletic striker Kevin Lisbie is out for three months with a shoulder injury.
Lisbie hurt his shoulder in training, in what Addicks boss Iain Dowie described as a 'freak accident'.
The 27-year-old has undergone an operation on the injury and is unlikely to return to the Charlton team until the New Year.
"It was a freak injury, he just landed awkwardly in training," said Dowie.
"It is very unfortunate for the lad because he has been working hard."
The injury to Lisbie could open the door for Jerome Thomas to return to the side following a broken foot.
Thomas is nearing full fitness and Dowie admits the winger could figure in Monday's Premiership game with Fulham.
He continued: "Jerome is doing well and has trained for a long period.
"While I do not think he will be capable of playing 90 minutes, he is certainly in my thoughts for Monday and after.
"He is someone who can grab you points out of nothing."
Though Dowie is also currently without Omar Pouso, Gonzalo Sorondo, Djimi Traore and Cory Gibbs, he feels he is close to having a full complement of players to choose from.
Dowie said: "We are looking at maybe after the Watford game (October 21) that we should have everyone back, which is important."