Cardiff City manager Neil Harris has revealed the club are waiting on news of an arm injury suffered by on-loan Liverpool attacker Harry Wilson during his side’s 2-1 win at Stoke City on Tuesday night.
Wilson started the game at the Bet365 Stadium, but was forced off on the hour-mark to be replaced by Robert Glatzel, who would net the equaliser for the Bluebirds as they came from a goal down to win 2-1.
Speaking after the game about the reason behind Wilson’s withdrawal from the match, Harris was quoted by Wales Online as saying: “It’s a really bizarre one.
“It’s an arm injury. The muscle in the arm, the bicep, not because he’s been in the gym doing loads of weights. He’s not built like that! We’ll just have to see.”
Next up for Cardiff is the small matter of a South Wales derby with Cardiff at the weekend, and in the wake of that blow for Wilson, Harris admits he may be forced into changes on Saturday, adding: “I’ve picked the same team four games in a row. I’ve been really fortunate enough to do it, and we’ve had four positive results, obviously.
“I’m not sure that’s going to be the case going into the South Wales derby at the weekend with the walking wounded we’ve got in the dressing room at the moment.”
Harris did however reveal one boost for his Cardiff side, claiming that Junior Hoilett could be available at the weekend after missing out on a place in the matchday squad for Tuesday night’s game with a hip problem.
Since joining on loan from Liverpool on the final day of the summer transfer window, Wilson has made 11 league appearances, scoring two goals and providing two assists during that time.
This will be a concern for Cardiff.
Wilson has made a promising start to life in Wales, and the Bluebirds would surely want to have someone with his influence available for a game as important to them as Saturday’s derby.
However, it that can not happen, then the return to fitness of Hoilett is a timely one, given it provides them with another option in the attacking midfield positions to help cope with the potential absence of Wilson.