Krystian Bielik will not take part in Charlton Athletic’s game against Wycombe Wanderers after being taken off at the weekend.
Krystian Bielik was taken off in the 63rd minute of Charlton’s 2-0 win at Plymouth Argyle with an ankle problem and boss, Lee Bowyer, confirmed the 21-year-old will play no part against Wycombe on Tuesday evening.
“We’ve lost Krystian – he is out,” said the Addicks boss. “His ankle was playing up.
“He did it when he was away with Poland [U21s]. We brought him in [to the side] on Saturday and he was in pain. We are going to try and repair that, get it as good as we can for the weekend.
“We don’t know, that might be too soon. He is definitely out for Tuesday.”
Bielik picked up the knock in Poland’s u21 match against England back in March, but at the time he received some treatment and carried on with the game. The Arsenal loanee then had to return to his club, cutting short his international break. At the time, Bowyer told the South London Press they were worried about how long he could be out.
“Krystian is a worry,” Bowyer said. “He came back early after his game. He’s hurt his ankle and we’re not sure how long he is going to be out. He went for a scan. We don’t know how serious it is yet, but it doesn’t look too good.”
12 days later he was back in the starting lineup.
Bielik is having a strong season with Charlton, playing 28 games for the club, mostly as a defensive midfielder. However, the 21-year-old continues to suffer from injury problems every single season, and this is his second serious fitness concern of the campaign. He spent over a month on the sidelines after a calf injury he picked up in September.
It was even worse in 2017/18, when he didn’t make a single appearance when on loan at Walsall because of his injuries. He only made four u23 starts for Arsenal in that entire season.