Russell Martin hopeful over Joe Allen injury

17th September 2022
First team
Joe Allen injury v Hull City

Russell Martin hopes the hamstring injury Joe Allen suffered in the victory over Hull City will not prove to be a bad one, but admitted the midfielder’s hopes of featuring for Wales during the international break appear slim.

Allen was forced off during the opening half of the Swans 3-0 victory over the Tigers, with Luke Cundle coming on and getting himself on the scoresheet.

The Wales international missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury, but Swansea head coach Martin says the problem picked up against the Tigers is not the same issue.

“Joe says he doesn’t feel it’s a bad one. I think he has a good understanding of his body and hopefully he has just come off as more of a precaution because he felt something, rather than it being a serious injury,” said Martin.

“We won’t know until we get him scanned. I would have thought it gives him a slim chance of being involved on international duty this week.

Joe Allen

“But obviously the main focus with the international players we have is to try to make sure they are on the plane in November.

“He is a really important for us as he is for Wales, so hopefully for everyone’s sake it’s nothing too serious.

“It’s his hamstring. But it’s not the one he has done before. That’s why there’s not a huge amount of concern at the minute.”

Wales are due to face Belgium in Brussels on Thursday, September 22 before hosting Poland on Sunday, September 25.