Treatment Table: An update on all the latest SSFC injury news

Treatment Table: An update on all the latest SSFC injury news

South Shields striker Gavin Cogdon is set to miss at least four weeks of action with a hamstring injury.

Cogdon suffered a hamstring strain during the first half of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup tie with Stockport County at Mariners Park.

The early prognosis is that he will be out for a minimum of four weeks.

A number of Shields players are currently nursing injuries.

Carl Finnigan suffered a rib injury in the first half against Stockport, and is a doubt for Saturday’s match against Warrington Town.

Finnigan has a badly bruised rib following a collision with Stockport goalkeeper Ben Hinchliffe towards the end of the first half.

Physio Andrew Morris is to assess how the injury settles in the coming days ahead of the trip to Warrington.

Josh Gillies, meanwhile, missed out against Stockport after sustaining an ankle injury in training last Thursday.

The injury has settled well since then, and there are hopes that he could be available against Warrington.

Another player carrying an injury at present is Ben Harmison.

He suffered an ankle injury during the half-time warm-up at Stalybridge Celtic earlier this month, but he is progressing well with his rehabilitation.

Harmison took part in his first light training session since picking up the injury on Tuesday, and it is hoped he will be available for selection again in a week’s time.

Goalkeeper Brendan Pearson has a right quadriceps injury, which he sustained in the Integro Cup tie against Morpeth Town last Tuesday.

The injury is not major and he is expected to be back in contention soon.

Robert Briggs took knocks to his ankle and shin during Saturday’s game, which contributed to his withdrawal during the second half.

The midfielder came through training well on Tuesday and should be available against Warrington.

David Foley pulled out of training during Tuesday’s session after suffering tightness in his groin.

The injury will be assessed in the coming days.

Anthony Callaghan is progressing well in his recovery from back surgery, and is set for a review with his consultant.

The club will know more about his rehabilitation plan once the review has been held.

Barrie Smith, meanwhile, is waiting for the results of an MRI scan on his knee.

Lee Mason is back to full fitness again and available for selection.