Bristol City boss Lee Johnson has admitted that he is going to be cautious with Tomas Kalas and suggested the defender could be set for a slightly longer spell on the sidelines.
The former Chelsea man was forced off in the first-half of the win at Hull City back on August 24 with a grade-two hamstring injury that was expected to keep him out for around six weeks.
And, Johnson gave an update on the Czech international when speaking to Bristol Live today and revealed that they will be having another check on how his recovery is going, although the signs suggest he will be back later than initially expected.
“No, he’s going to be a bit longer. We don’t want to rush that one. He’s going to get re-scanned to see if the tear has decreased, as it should have done.”
Even though Kalas has been an important player at Ashton Gate since arriving, the Robins have coped without the 26-year-old reasonably well, picking up four points in their past two games and they sit fourth in the Championship.
This is a real blow for Bristol City as Kalas is a real quality player – as he has shown regularly over the years.
So, this update is far from ideal, although the club are right to take no risks with the player at this stage of the season.
They need to be patient and if he has to spend a further few weeks out, then so be it, because it would be much worse if he came back in and suffered another setback as can be the case with hamstring injuries.
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