Arsenal loanee Jordi Osei-Tutu is targeting a March comeback from injury, according to Cardiff City boss Mick McCarthy.

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Jordi Osei-Tutu with Cardiff City (Photo via

After a long absence through injury, it looks like Arsenal right-back Jordi Osei-Tutu might finally be closing in on a return to the action for loan club Cardiff City.

Wales Online report that Mick McCarthy revealed in a recent press conference that Osei-Tutu is targeting a return on the week starting March 8th. That’s now less than a fortnight away, which is encouraging.

Osei-Tutu initially picked up a minor hamstring problem in mid-October, but after a one-game absence, he seemingly aggravated the issue in his next appearance, suffering a much more serious hamstring injury.

It only got worse in January, when the 22-year-old had a setback in his recovery, reinjuring himself. Neil Harris said at the time that it would be another four-to-six weeks out, so a return towards the start of March is about right.

Harris was their manager at the time, but a few days later he was replaced by McCarthy. That just adds an extra dimension to the situation, as we’ll have to wait and see whether the new boss is keen to reintegrate Osei-Tutu, once fit.