Charlton boss Karl Robinson provides update on Tariqe Fosu after he was taken off during EFL Trophy defeat

Charlton Athletic manager Karl Robinson (right) shakes hands with Tariqe Fosu after the final whistle

Karl Robinson played down any serious injury fears after Tarqie Fosu was substituted in the early stages of Tuesday’s EFL Trophy defeat to Portsmouth.

The Addicks’ top-scorer this campaign was withdrawn just nine minutes into the 1-0 loss to Pompey.

But Robinson expects the winger to be available for his side’s next game at home to Milton Keynes a week on Saturday.

“I’ll be very surprised if he’s not,” explained the Addicks chief.

“You’re talking 11-12 days until we play them. A grade one is predominantly 7-10 days. It depends on the grading of the injury. We won’t know the full extent but it’s not gone or painful. It’s just stiff and sore a little bit so that’s why we did what we did.

“He had a tight thigh – it just stiffened up after a few minutes. I wasn’t going to take any chances with that so I immediately just brought him off.

“He said he felt a tightening in it. He’s never been injured before. He’s a young player, he doesn’t know the consequences of being injured. So just right away, off you get.”