Jordi Osei-Tutu has suffered a setback on loan with Cardiff City, reinjuring the same hamstring that has kept him out of action lately.

PRESTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Jordi Osei-Tutu challenges Sean Maguire of Preston North End during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Cardiff City at Deepdale on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)
PRESTON, ENGLAND: Jordi Osei-Tutu challenges Sean Maguire of Preston North End during the Sky Bet Championship on October 18, 2020. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Jordi Osei-Tutu made a strong start with Cardiff City in the first month or so of the season, but he suffered a hamstring injury before the end of October. At the time, club estimates put him out until around mid-December.

A month after that initial return date, however, Osei-Tutu still hasn’t made it into a single Cardiff squad. Manager Neil Harris reveals the right-back had a setback and will miss at least another four-to-six weeks.

“Jordi, it’s not season-ending, it’s going to be four to six weeks, unfortunately,” Harris said. “It’s the same hamstring as before, so there is frustration in that, obviously, for me, the lad, and the group.”

This is obviously a big blow for the 22-year-old. By the time he returns, he will have missed at least four months of the season.

It’s also a worry seeing repeated reinjury of the hamstring. Arsenal fans are all too aware of how problematic that can be, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey almost making it a yearly tradition to pull the muscle.

But there’s still plenty of time left in the season. If Osei-Tutu can make a comeback by March and feature heavily in the final few months of the campaign, he should be in a good position for whatever is to come next year.

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