Exeter City coach Gary Caldwell has delivered disheartening news regarding Admiral Muskwe, the on-loan Luton Town striker, hinting that the 25-year-old may not see further action this season due to a hamstring injury sustained during the international break with the Warriors last month.
Muskwe, who played a pivotal role in the match against Rwanda, unfortunately suffered the injury before the thirty-minute mark, prompting an early substitution. Following the incident, the forward returned to his parent club, Luton, for specialized treatment.
In an interview with BBC Sports, Caldwell expressed concern for Muskwe’s recovery, stating, “Our thoughts are with Admiral, and hopefully, he recovers quickly and gets back as quick as he can.” The Exeter boss revealed that Muskwe is expected to be sidelined for “a number of months,” leaving his return timeline uncertain.
Caldwell faces the challenging decision of whether to retain Muskwe when the January transfer window reopens or opt to curtail the loan arrangement. He indicated that discussions with Luton would take place as they approach January, weighing Muskwe’s expected recovery time for the remainder of the season.
While acknowledging the setback, Caldwell sees the situation as an opportunity for other players to step up and make their mark in the team. Despite the team’s current shortage in Muskwe’s position, the coach remains optimistic about providing chances for others to contribute goals and strengthen the squad.
The uncertain status of Muskwe’s availability for the season introduces a degree of complexity for both Exeter City and Luton Town, and decisions in the upcoming transfer window will be influenced by Muskwe’s recovery progress and the strategic needs of both clubs.