By Richard Cawley
Charlton have allayed fears that Ahmed Kashi and Jay Dasilva will miss the rest of the season.
Both players picked up injuries in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Shrewsbury.
Left-back Dasilva injured his ankle and was substituted in the second half but midfielder Kashi played the full 90 minutes.
But the League One club have initially pegged Dasilva’s absence at six week and Kashi at around a month.
An update on Charlton’s official website said: “Subsequent scans have revealed a small tear to the underside of his [Kashi’s] foot.
“The injury is the opposite side to his previous Achilles issues. However, it will require a period of immobilisation in a boot to allow the tear to heal. In the meantime, Kashi will undergo further scans and investigations but at this early stage it is anticipated that he will be out for a minimum of four weeks.
“Jay Dasilva had to be withdrawn after 72 minutes of Saturday’s game, after picking up an injury to his right ankle. Scans have revealed a significant high ankle sprain to the syndesmosis complex of the ankle.
“Dasilva is undergoing further investigations with his parent club Chelsea, which will provide more information on the timeframe of his injury. At this stage, he is expected to be out for up to six weeks.
“Stephy Mavididi could return to action for Charlton’s trip to Northampton Town on Friday, March 30. The forward is continuing to progress well with his hamstring rehabilitation at Arsenal and is due to commence his running progressions at the end of this week.
“Goalkeeper Dillon Phillips is set to return to full training on Thursday, after recovering from concussion. The stopper was injured against Ipswich U23s last Monday and has progressed through the stages of the formal return-to-play guidelines.”