Bristol City have a suffered a number of injury problems in recent weeks, but there has been good news on that front ahead of the Nottingham Forest clash in nine days’ time.
Key players have suffered issues during the season for the Robins, such as Benik Afobe’s torn anterior cruciate ligament, and Jay Dasilva’s fractured tibia, which has ruled out both for a sustained period.
However, Lee Johnson has been given some good news during the international break on the recovery of his players, according to the Bristol Post.
Full-back Jack Hunt suffered a hamstring knock in the 3-0 defeat against Luton Town, which has seen the 28-year-old miss the last four league games.
The Bristol Post reports that it could be possible that Hunt may be back in contention for the Forest game next week, at the earliest.
Korey Smith has recently returned to training, and featured for the Under-23’s side against Cardiff on Monday, as he edges closer to full fitness.
With Dasilva, the timescale was more long-term, with the initial prognosis in August being four to five months on the sidelines.
However, the left-back had a scan last week, and could be on course to return to the side between December and January, barring any other major setbacks.
The news on Jack Hunt and Korey Smith is welcome as Lee Johnson will want a big squad to choose from for City’s next two crucial games against Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion.
However, things will have to be taken one step at a time with Dasilva, as aggravation of the tibia problem he has could be detrimental to his recovery as it is a serious injury.