• Posted on: 7 May 2021
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Blackpool manager Neil Critchley has given update on the injury picked up by defender Daniel Gretarssonduring the Sunderland game at the weekend. The 24-year-old picked up a shoulder injury during the League One match that ended in a 1-0 win for the Tangerines at the expense of the Black Cats.

Critchley spoke to the media on Thursday in what was his pre-match press conference ahead of the Shrewsbury Town game this weekend. During his presser, he talked about the shoulder injury picked up by Blackpool defender Gretarsson who also had a dead leg during the same Sunderland game.
According to the Blackpool manager, the shoulder injury is not as serious as it was initially feared. The player is expected to be back in action within two weeks.

Critchley told reporters that Gretarsson went for a scan on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury and that it was just a significant impact injury that weakened the area around his shoulder. He said the player could recover in a week or two weeks depending on how his body heals from the injury.

Blackpool manager Critchley also revealed that there are no fresh injury concerns in his team ahead of the return to Bloomfield Road this weekend. Critchley and his players would be looking to bounce back from the defeat at the hands of Rochdale in midweek when they play hosts to Shrewsbury Town. Blackpool were on a run of 16 games without defeat until the aforementioned Rochdale game.

Critchley revealed that he has no injury worries from the Rochdale game on Tuesday night. On the availability of Kevin Stewart, the Blackpoolboss said that the player is back on the pitch and has done some training with the others this week. Saturday's game with Shrewsbury Town will come too soon for him but he should be ready to return next week as per the update from his manager.