Sporting B Injuries Update

Sporting have released information on the current status of 3 currently injured Sporting B players who will miss out on tonight’s game against Desportivo das Aves.

Fabrice Fokobo has just started to return to training after injury but unfortunately not in time for the Aves game.

Betinho is slightly behind Fokobo in his return and could be a doubt also for the game away to Tondela. Salim Cissé looks set to lead the line for the B team once again.

Meanwhile left-back Mica Pinto is facing a much longer lay off and may be out of action for up to 6 weeks. This likely has the implication of delaying Welder or Iván Piris’ immediate promotion to the first team. Piris especially had been thought to have been close to making the first team’s squad for the Braga game this week.

The injuries see youngsters Luka Stojanović, Wallyson Mallmann, and Wilson Manafá all selected in Abel Ferreira’s provisional B team squad.

The inclusion of Carlos Mané in the B team squad (despite training with the first team recently) for tonight suggests that Diogo Salomão could be close to making a return to the first team shortly.

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