Jens Lehmann came out of retirement as backup for Almunia a year after retiring when Szczesny, Fabianski, and Mannone all got injured, and then even had to play a game because Almunia got injured during a pre-match warmup. Petr Cech was in Chelsea’s squad last season as an emergency goalkeeper alongside Kepa, Mendy, and Caballero, a year after retiring. Two pretty stacked goalkeeping departments there.How many teams are as stacked in GK department as us for the past season and now? There the answer is. The chance for all these injuries is low. A long term injuries for all 3 that would be able us to persuade PL to Grant that permission is even lower. The likeliest scenario is paying someone for just sitting out and collecting pay. We did last season.
Edit: Hell. Our third choice (Grant) didn't play a game last season. I only remembered 2 games he featured for the 3 years he's here as third choice.
It happens. No harm in sticking Grant on the list of registered players just in case, especially when he’s already on the payroll. And don’t forget there’s COVID added to the mix of potential reasons for player absence.