WIGAN Athletic’s Emyr Huws faces a race to be fit for the start of the new season after damaging an ankle.
And there are increasing question marks about whether the Wales international may have kicked his last ball for the club.
Emyr picked up an ankle injury when we played Queen of the South over in La Manga. It looks like he’ll be out for a few weeksGary Caldwell
Huws joined Latics last summer from Manchester City, initially on a season-long loan which was made permanent in a £3million deal at the end of August.
But injury plagued his debut campaign at the DW Stadium, the midfielder being cut down twice on international duty and then sustaining a season-ending ankle problem in February.
Having arrived in a blaze of publicity, he was restricted him to just 16 appearances as Latics were relegated from the Championship.
The 21-year-old has recently been linked with a swift return to the second tier, Burnley and Cardiff two of the clubs believed to be monitoring the situation.
But the waters have been muddied further with Huws being cut down again on last week’s training camp in La Manga.
“Emyr picked up an ankle injury when we played Queen of the South over in La Manga,” boss Gary Caldwell told the Evening Post.
“It looks like he’ll be out for a few weeks.”
Don Cowie is also an early visitor to the Latics treatment room with a calf problem that has wiped out his pre-season.
“Don has a problem with his calf, which we hope we’ve got to the bottom of and shouldn’t be too long,” revealed Caldwell.
“They’re both working hard with the physios to get back as quickly as possible.”