Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team captain and Cardiff City forward Kenwyne Jones must wait another five days for a diagnosis on his injury, after suffering soft tissue injury to his left lower leg in Thursday night’s friendly international against Nicaragua at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain.
Jones was stretchered off the field in the 73rd minute after coming into contact with Nicaragua goalkeeper Justo Lorente and later taken for X-rays at the St Clair Medical Hospital.
The initial report from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) was that Jones would be out for at least two weeks.
However, Jones’ publicist, Tenille Clarke, denied that any medical timeline had been set for his lay-off and suggested the “Soca Warrior” is likely to remain in the dark for another five days or so.
“Right now, the prognosis is touch and go and depends on how the injury settles over the next 5 days or so—both with the rest and medication being administered,” Clarke told Wired868, via email. “It’s still very early to make a finite call on the lay-off period needed for his full recovery.
“Of course, this position is tentative and we’ll be sure to have a development once some time passes, and all requisite checks are made upon Kenwyne’s return to (his) home base in Wales.”
Clarke said Jones wished to: “sincerely thank the general public for their outpouring of well-wishes.” At present, the giant striker is on crutches and taking medication.
Jones, a former 2006 World Cup player, is in the form of his life on the international circuit and has scored just over 32 percent of the team’s 44 goals under current coach Stephen Hart.
In Jones’ first 52 games for the Warriors, he scored just 11 times—although 15 of those appearances were made in midfield or defence. While, under Hart, the giant forward has bagged a remarkable 14 goals from 25 appearances.
Trinidad and Tobago’s next international outing is on November 13 when they travel to Guatemala City for the opening game of their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.