Yeovil Town manager Darren Way has given an update on the ongoing injury to Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola, who has been struggling for fitness during the preceding three matches. The striker was left out of the squad against Morecambe last night, due to a leg injury that was sustained in the EFL Trophy Group Stage match against Exeter City just over two weeks ago.
Olomola had to be substituted in that match, having hobbled about for five minutes after being the victim of a foul by Exeter's Troy Archibald-Henville. He made a surprise return in the following Saturday's game at Crawley Town but had to be substituted midway through the second half, whilst for Saturday's match against Cheltenham Town he received a second knock in the same area and also had to come off, lasting only 45 minutes.
As such, Olufela was left out entirely from Tuesday night's home match, and Way said that his injury has been referred to a surgeon, with them currently awaiting the output of a report on his injury. Speaking to BBC Somerset before Tuesday's match, Way admitted he wasn't sure if the problem was just bruising, or whether the surgeon's report might uncover something more substantial:
"You could see that he took a heavy knock (on Saturday against Cheltenham). It was like Ryan Hedges and Otis Khan last year. With the quality that he's got, he's going to be a target. He's been hit on two occasions now. The one at Exeter was close to being a broken leg, and then we had the one on Saturday. So we've got to see the extent of the injury. We're still waiting to have his medical assessment from a surgeon, as far as what the swelling is. But hopefully fingers crossed it's a little bit of swelling and it will go down and he'll be back for Saturday."
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