Alex boss reveals that defender George Ray could yet train later this week after injury settles down
George Ray has an outside chance of being fit and available for the weekend trip to Essex. The Crewe centre-half was forced off just before the half an hour mark against the MK Dons after suffering with a tight groin muscle. He was immediately replaced by Anthony Stewart as Crewe prepared for the re-start following Dean Bowditch’s goal that made it 2-0 at Gresty Road.
Ray was taken off as a precaution and he has received treatment from head physio Rob Sharp ever since, so much so that he has an outside chance of training again later in the week.
Crewe manager Steve Davis brought us to speed on the official web-site: “George felt his groin tightening on Saturday and we immediately took him off. We took him off as a precaution because these types of injuries can happen to young players. We didn’t want him to aggravate it any more.
“To be fair to George it has settled down relatively quickly from the weekend and he is not feeling any discomfort there, so we believe it is not as bad as we first feared.
“He has been assessed by Rob and he could train later in the week and maybe declare himself fit for selection for the weekend, which would be a bonus for us. It would be good for him not to miss any more games.”