Injured Coventry City striker Matty Godden has tweeted that he will be out of action for several months in a significant blow to the Sky Blues promotion hopes.
Godden was hopeful of playing against his former club Peterborough United on Saturday but was forced to sit out the 2-2 draw at London Road. It now appears that the groin injury causing him problems is, in fact, a pelvic bone issue which was aggravated in training and might require surgery.
The twenty-eight-year-old striker, who joined the club for £750,000 from Peterborough United in the summer, has four goals to his name so far but after Coventry boss Mark Robins confirmed the injury was more severe than first imagined after the match, Godden followed this up himself with a tweet which expressed his disappointment at the news on social media.
The former Stevenage frontman has already become a popular figure at Coventry City, and while it is a major blow for Robins to lose a proven goalscorer at League One level, his disappointment was no doubt tempered by the comeback of Max Biamou who made a triumphant return to the starting line-up for City at Posh, scoring a sensational goal that looked like being the winner five minutes from time, only for Mo Eisa to level things up in the dying seconds.
Godden’s tweet provoked a warm reaction from many Sky Blues fans, with plenty of supporters wishing him a speedy recovery in the hope of seeing him back in the side for the run-in, which after Saturday’s result, looks like being an exciting one for all Sky Blues followers.
Absolutely gutted for you. Just hope we can score enough goals without you now. Massive loss for the club. Speedy recovery. Co@e back stronger and hungrier. The lads gutted too
— Simon Flowers (@Petal1752) October 27, 2019
We’re all gutted but you’ll come back stronger, speedy recovery 💙 #pusb
— Jimi (@Jimi_Dyer) October 27, 2019
— Irish Sky Blues (@CCSCIB) October 28, 2019
Speedy recovery Matt! Come back fighting for the run in like you said! Chance to be a hero towards the end that’s for sure! #PUSB
— Matt (@mattthechef19) October 27, 2019
We are all gutted with you. Keep your chin up Matty, I’m sure some of the really young lads in the team look up to you and you can be influential around the club even if not on the pitch. Looking forward to your return. #PUSB
— ChicagoPhil (@MrRadebe3) October 28, 2019
Rest up and return to shoot us to the championship Matty. Until then agents Maxime and 20 goals will keep the show on the road
— Rob Jones (@RobJonesPUSB) October 27, 2019
You will be fighting fit just in time for the business end of the season Matty. Hope the recovery goes well.
— Dan (@CoventryDad) October 27, 2019
Back to fire us up in the play offs
— Dean Robson (@DeanRob03044178) October 27, 2019