RailHawks coach Martin Rennie ended any discussion on whether or not defender Jack Stewart would be cleared to practice this weekend, the eighth week after he broke his right fibula against Miami, saying Stewart is unlikely to return this month, and will be out most of next month as well.
The injury was originally deemed to sideline Stewart 8-10 weeks. This Saturday would've been exactly eight weeks after the injury, while the 25th of July would've been 10 weeks after the fact.
“It’s looking more like the end of August, until he’s really better,” Rennie said. “There’s a plate in his bone that still has to be removed, so he’s got a bit to go.”
Stewart had four screws and a plate inserted to repair the damage.
If by "the end of August" Rennie meant around 8/22 for a road contest at Rochester, then Stewart would be returning 14 weeks after his injury, or four behind schedule.