Charlton Athletic, ‘Not good news, I’m afraid’ – Charlton Athletic set to be without 29-year-old until next season

‘Not good news, I’m afraid’ – Charlton Athletic set to be without 29-year-old until next season

Charlton Athletic boss Dean Holden has confirmed striker Chuks Aneke is set to miss the rest of the season through a significant hamstring injury.

Charlton Athletic forward Aneke has endured his fair share of injury struggles over the years, and this season has been no different unfortunately.

He had to wait until October for his first League One outing of the campaign and after returning from an issue earlier in February, Aneke missed out on last night’s 0-0 draw with Peterborough United.

Addicks boss Holden said prior to the game that the ex-Arsenal man was set to undergo a scan on the injury and now, it has been confirmed that he’s facing another extended spell on the sidelines.

Speaking with the club’s official media (quotes via South London Press), Holden has said a significant hamstring strain that will likely keep him out for the rest of the season. He said:

“It’s not good news, I’m afraid. He’s picked up a significant hamstring strain – the scan confirmed that yesterday.

“If we see him this season, I’d be surprised. We’re obviously going to get around him and support him. He’s had a tough season.”

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Charlton Athletic, ‘Not good news, I’m afraid’ – Charlton Athletic set to be without 29-year-old until next season

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It seems Aneke will have to wait until next season for a return to competitive action, which comes as yet another injury blow for the striker after a difficult campaign at The Valley.

It leaves Holden down on another striker option too. That means Macauley Bonne and Miles Leaburn are his only natural options at the top of the pitch, although there is the talented Daniel Kanu to call up from the academy if needs be.

For Aneke, the priority will have to be resting up, recovering, and then taking pre-season to get fighting fit for the 2023/24 campaign. He’ll be a miss for Holden as on his day, the powerful forward is a real handful at this level. For now though, he has been cast to the sidelines for an extended spell again.

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