Jordi Osei-Tutu hobbled off the pitch for the second game in a row, in a sign Cardiff City may have brought him back into the fray too soon.
As we covered last weekend, Jordi Osei-Tutu picked up an injury against Preston North End. It was particularly disappointing given how well he was playing at the time, earning rave reviews from the fans.
As a result, the Arsenal loanee missed the game against Bournemouth in midweek. However, it initially looked like good news for his recovery on Saturday, as he returned to the squad and the starting lineup.
Unfortunately, Osei-Tutu’s appearance went almost exactly the same way as the last one.
WalesOnline wrote that he “had boundless energy on the flank and looked cool and calm in possession, rarely [putting] a foot out of place”. But all the same, he hobbled off after 67 minutes, with the club Twitter account confirming he couldn’t continue.
Both the club and City boss Neil Harris stayed quiet on the injury after the game, making no mention of the problem.
Harris and his medical staff obviously need some time to assess it, but you’d imagine they also want to avoid questions about why they brought him back so quickly if he wasn’t ready.
We’ll just have to hope they haven’t caused any more serious damage by playing him again so quickly. Cardiff City face Derby County away next on Wednesday, followed by QPR away on Saturday.