Will Atkinson suffering from minor abdominal injury.Blues Boss Phil Brown said that Will Atkinson is a doubt ahead of the trip to Swindon Town this Saturday.
The midfielder limped off during Southend’s defeat to Doncaster Rovers at the weekend with what has now been diagnosed as a minor abdominal problem.
While Brown is relieved that the injury is not as serious as first thought, he admits that patience is vital in terms of healing.
“Will’s in the treatment room at the moment. Brown said.
“It’s not a severe abdominal problem, it’s a slight abdominal problem.
“But as we well know where the abdomen is concerned, and where the core in concerned every time you cross that white line you are utilising that muscle and you can’t away from that.
“You put that part of your body under a lot of stress, and a lot of strain.
“So we’ll assess it, and if he’s on the training ground on Thursday and Friday he’ll stake a claim for Saturday, but as this moment in time he’s a doubt.”