Bristol City suffer fresh injury blow ahead of Coventry City clash as key player ruled out

Coventry City is looking ahead to their upcoming game against Bristol City, and there’s some concerning injury news about Bristol City’s key player, Nahki Wells. Wells sustained an ankle injury during their recent 2-1 loss to Leeds United just before the international break. The injury occurred in the 30th minute when he was tackled by Leeds captain Pascal Struijk, who accidentally fell onto Wells’ ankle. The Bermudian striker required assistance from a physio to leave the field and make his way around the Elland Road pitch before heading to the dressing room.

Bristol City’s manager, Nigel Pearson, expressed worry about Wells having to come off because the 33-year-old is known for his durability and willingness to play through pain. After undergoing a scan, Wells has been fitted with a protective boot for his rehabilitation and will undergo further assessment. The hope is that he’ll be sidelined for a few weeks, depending on how he responds to treatment. It’s likely that he will miss the remainder of the month, including the upcoming matches against Coventry City, Ipswich Town, and Cardiff City as the Championship resumes this weekend.

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While Pearson would prefer to have Wells in the squad for these matches, his absence coincides with the return to fitness of Tommy Conway, a 21-year-old player who recently made substitute appearances and scored a match-winning brace at Rotherham United. Conway might be in a position to start against Coventry City on Saturday. Pearson also has Harry Cornick as an option for the central striking role in case Conway is not fully ready.

In addition to Wells, Bristol City has several other players on the treatment table, including Zak Vyner (knee), Rob Atkinson (ACL), Ross McCrorie (recovering from surgery due to a bacterial infection), and Ayman Benarous (dealing with an undisclosed leg injury). There is hope that Zak Vyner will be back next month.

As for a score prediction for the match at Bristol City, that remains to be seen. Please share your predictions in the comments section.

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