Coventry City’s next opponents, Bristol City, suffered a setback with the announcement that talented striker Nahki Wells will be absent for the next two weeks after suffering an ankle injury in the 2-1 loss to Leeds United before the international armistice.
There were concerns when Wells left the field in the 30th minute following a foul by Leeds captain Pascal Struijk, in which the defender accidentally fell on the veteran striker’s ankle. The Bermudian needed the help of a physio to leave the field and then walked around the Elland Road ground before returning to the dressing room.
Bristol manager Nigel Pearson admitted after the match that Wells’ departure was a cause for concern because of the 33-year-old’s endurance and ability to play regularly despite pain. And after undergoing tests last week, Wells was given a protective boot to aid his recovery and will be assessed further, but it is hoped he will be sidelined for a few weeks rather than longer, depending on depends on how he responds to treatment.
However, it is reasonable to predict that he will be absent for the rest of the month, with matches against Coventry City, Ipswich Town and Cardiff City to be played in October when the Championship resumes this weekend.
Pearson, whose side have lost three of their last four matches, will certainly want Wells in his squad for these matches, having scored three goals in 13 games in all competitions, but the His absence coincided with Tommy Conway’s absent return to fitness.
The 21-year-old has been out for eight weeks with a hamstring injury, but has made three substitute appearances in recent weeks, scoring a winning brace at Rotherham United, and he could start the match against Sky Blues on Saturday (3pm). Starting a business). Pearson also has Harry Cornick as a prominent center option if Conway isn’t ready.
Wells joins Zak Vyner (knee), Rob Atkinson (ACL), Ross McCrorie (surgery after a bacterial infection) and Ayman Benarous (undisclosed leg injury) on the treatment table, but they I hope the first name on the list will return next month.