Carl Jenkinson is training again for Birmingham City, following a dislocated shoulder that kept him out of action for some time.
The Arsenal right-back picked up the injury just 33 minutes into his debut against Reading in August. It seems that he’s now successfully undergone surgery and is taking part in training again.
Birmingham manager Steve Cotterill has yet to put a date on his return, however. “He (Jenkinson) has started joining in training,” Cotterill told Birmingham’s official website. “I don’t know what time span that will take from there, it depends how well he does.”
Jenkinson joined Birmingham on a season-long loan in the summer on the recommendation of former manager Harry Redknapp.
The latter ended up being sacked after a poor start to the season, which has left the futures of Jenkinson and fellow loanee Cohen Bramall very uncertain.
Jenkinson stands a good chance of getting them into the Birmingham team and helping them climb the Championship table, given the side currently sit 21st, just two points off the relegation zone.
The right-back seemingly has no future at Arsenal, but attempts to sell him to a Premier League team kept failing.
His contract expires at the end of the season, making this year at Birmingham a crucial one for him. The 25-year-old will want to impress as much as possible to convince clubs he’d a good signing in the summer.