I think it's more the disappointment if Dunk can't lead the team out for our first European match rather than his absence having a bearing on the result
Call me sentimental, but if Dunky is injured, I’d still let him lead the team out, then sub him off before the game started. Hopefully he’s fine, as is March and Gross. Hope all three should be in the starting line up. UTA.Hopefully this is nonsense because it would be heartbreaking if he couldn't lead us out.
Or we've been worried about Dunk's niggling injury ever since the end of last season but playing him anyway, making it an existing rather than a new worry, just one that's got more worrying since Saturday.
So is there actually anything concrete that says he's even a doubt for tonight, or is this all just conjecture and bullshit based on him not being in a video (along with several others) and some anonymous Twitter account?
Because if not frankly this feels like we're getting our knickers in a twist over the square root of f*** all.
If that's the case I certainly wouldn't like to be the one who told him.My best guess is that he's carrying a knock which would allow Lewis to play if he had to.
However he hasn't missed a minute so far this season and has just come off back to back games at Hampden Park and Old Trafford.
Added to which we have a crucial Premier League game in 3 days time against Bournemouth.
I reckon RDZ and our sports scientists have made an assessment and instructed Lewis to have some recovery time, return on Sunday, then rest again and miss Chelsea, then return for our game at Villa Park.
I expect to see a back four tonight of Veltman, JPvH, Webster and Estupiñán.