SHEFFIELD TIGERS: Emiliano Sanchez waits for X-Ray verdict

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TODAY is D-Day for Sheffield’s Emiliano Sanchez as he hopes to learn when he can make his injury comeback for the Tigers.

The Argentinian champion crashed out of Sheffield’s home defeat to Scunthorpe in July and has since discovered that he fractured his scaphoid, which normally means a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Sanchez has another X-Ray today and that will tell him whether the bone is healing, and how long it will be until he can make a track return.

He said: “They will tell me more on Wednesday about how it is healing, and then I will have a better idea on how much longer it will be.

“I still have the plaster on at the moment and it is very painful, I know 100% that I could not ride right now because I can’t grip anything.

“I am struggling to do even simple things now so it isn’t ideal, I will definitely not be ready for Thursday’s home meeting and probably not for the visit to Workington on Saturday.

“It’s so frustrating, I need to get back on the bike as soon as I can but I also don’t want to rush things and do more damage. My target is to be back by the end of next week but I will just have to see how it feels.

“As soon as I feel that I can get back on the bike I will jump straight on it, because it’s my living. As soon as I feel I can, I will be on the phone to Neil (Machin) and David (Hoggart) telling them I am ready.”

Tigers continue their Premier League campaign as they bid for a top six place when they face reigning champions Glasgow at Owlerton tomorrow (7.45). The rider replacement facility will operate for Sanchez.