Portmouth lament over the  ‘ state of uncertainty’ due injury setback amid Wycombe…

Injury has left Portsmouth in a state of uncertainty as they await Marlon Pack’s fitness evaluation ahead of their upcoming match against Wycombe.

Portsmouth is prepared to wait until the last possible moment to determine whether Marlon Pack can play in tomorrow night’s game against Wycombe.

This decision is due to an ankle injury Pack sustained during their 2-1 victory over Wigan last Saturday.

Pack had to be substituted out of the match at the DW Stadium just after the one-hour mark following a challenge from Charlie Wyke, which resulted in Wyke being shown a red card by referee Will Finnie.

In anticipation of the Wycombe match, Portsmouth’s head coach, John Mousinho, expressed that the 32-year-old midfielder is eager to participate, as Portsmouth aims to maintain their position at the top of League One. However, Mousinho also acknowledged that it is uncertain whether Pack will be able to play.

Mousinho provided an update to The News, stating, ‘Marlon is in decent condition. He sustained a knock on Saturday and tried to continue playing, but ultimately, it was too much for him.’ He explained that Pack’s early departure from the game was likely due to the impact of Charlie Wyke’s challenge, which was deemed a red card offense.

Mousinho described the current situation as ‘touch and go,’ explaining that they plan to assess Pack’s fitness on the field tomorrow and make a decision based on the results.

Mousinho highlighted Pack’s determination, stating, ‘He’s the type of player who will want to push through it, as we all saw on Saturday. We’re eager to have him back, but the final decision will depend on the late fitness test tomorrow.’

Marlon Pack has been a consistent starter in all 10 of Portsmouth’s league games so far, playing a crucial role in their campaign for promotion.

If he is unable to play, there is a possibility that Ben Stevenson, a holding midfielder signed from Forest Green Rovers during the summer, may step up to fill the void.

Nevertheless, Mousinho remained hopeful that Pack’s injury would improve, saying, ‘Marlon injured his ankle, but sometimes, when it’s properly supported, it can provide stability. It might settle down over the next 24 hours, so we’ll have to wait and see.'”

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