BREAKING NEWS: Bristol City striker Jon Stead could miss crucial run-in
Bristol City fear they could lose in-form striker Jon Stead during the crucial run-in to the npower Championship campaign.
Injured during Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Middlesbrough, the former Blackburn and Sunderland forward has injured his groin.
Stead is to undergo a hospital scan on Thursday to discover the full extent of the damage and Robins head coach Sean O’Driscoll will be hoping for good news.
If the scan reveals a muscle pull, Stead could be back in action quite quickly. If he has suffered a muscle tear, he faces the prospect of sitting a majority of City’s remaining nine games.
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Stead sustained the injury when challenging Boro centre-back Stephen McManus and was replaced by Albert Adomah.
Target man Ryan Taylor is still recovering from a fractured collar bone and City can ill-afford to lose another striker to injury.
Stead suffered a similar injury earlier in the season and was sidelined for three weeks. He remains a major doubt for Saturday’s crucial relegation showdown against Wolves at Molineux.
O’Driscoll will be hoping Stead can use the upcoming two-week break for international matches to recover.
A longer spell on the sidelines will raise the prospect of O’Driscoll making use of the emergency loan market before the window closes on Thursday of next week.
But a decent like-for-like replacement will be hard to find at this stage of the season and O’Driscoll will more than likely utilise his existing squad between now and the end of the season.
Sam Baldock has recovered from a calf strain and could partner top-scorer Steven Davies at Wolves, while Adomah made a good fist of being pressed into service as an auxiliary central striker and scored a goal against Boro.