POOL are sweating on the fitness of skipper Charlie Adam, who faces an X-ray after having a foot placed in a protective cast.
Adam was hurt in the first half of Saturday’s defeat by Wigan and hobbled away from Bloomfield Road on crutches.
The midfielder is optimistic the injury isn’t serious but the Seasiders won’t be sure until they receive the X-ray results.
Adam has had to wait until today for the X-ray because the swelling has been so severe.
Manager Ian Holloway will be anxiously hoping the 25-year-old hasn’t broken any bones.
To lose his skipper and talisman with five games remaining and the club desperate for points would be a devastating blow.
Adam, a nominee for the PFA Player of the Year award won by Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, has been a massive influence this season and has scored ten goals.
He suffered the knock when he was fouled in the opening moments of the Wigan game. It led to the free-kick from which Craig Cathcart misplaced a pass and Wigan’s Hugo Rodallega scored, setting the visitors on their way to a 3-1 victory.
It also accounts for what was, by Adam’s standards, a subdued performance.
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