Steven Sessegnon has been told he doesn’t require knee surgery and should be able to manage the pain in his knee that has dogged an impressive loan spell with Charlton Athletic.

The Fulham full back has won admirers at the Valley for his consistent displays, mostly at left wing back, since joining the Addicks in September. The 22 year-old has played with swelling around his knee for most of the season – making 23 appearances – but Charlton sent him to see a specialist this month after he pulled out of a recent game against Barnsley during the warm up.

Charlton boss Dean Holden told Rich Cawley of the South London Press:

“Sess went to see the specialist yesterday for an update on his niggly knee issue he had before he came to the club. At the moment it is as it was. It is something the specialist believes he can manage. Again he might need to offload in certain parts of the week. You might not see him in every training session. There is a personalised training schedule for Sess.

Barring the recent situation with Barnsley, he has been able to pretty much, for the majority of the season, play in games and get through them. We’re in that same stage now. There is no decision been made to go under the knife. He’s been told he can basically carry on doing what he’s been doing.”