Speaking to the media ahead of Middlesbrough’s home game against Aston Villa on Saturday evening, Boro boss Tony Pulis addressed the injury news concerning Lewis Wing and Rudy Gestede.
Both Gestede and Wing were substituted in the game away at Preston North End on Tuesday night, with the former having picked up a hamstring injury, and the latter removed after feeling dizzy and unwell.
In his pre-match press conference, Tony Pulis stated that this weekend’s fixture may come a bit too soon for one of the players on the treatment table, whereas there was a slightly more optimistic standpoint on the well being of the other.
“Rudy won’t be nowhere near fit for Saturday,” admitted the Middlesbrough manager. “Wingy, we’re still assessing,” Pulis added.
“Whether we get him [Wing] involved in this game or rest him and leave him for next weekend, we’ll make a decision. I’ll speak to the medical people on that.
“He trained yesterday, but obviously with it being what it was we’ve got to make sure that the kid’s health is first and foremost.”
Both players started the game away at Deepdale, and could have been in from the start against Villa on Saturday if they had performed well.
Gestede has been plagued with injury since his move to Middlesbrough, and it looks as though there is no let up in his time on the sidelines as he misses the clash with his former side.
Another absentee in recent weeks is Ryan Shotton, and the right-back could be in line to face Villa at the weekend after recovering from injury.