From Adelakun and Baker to Weimann and Williams: Bristol City’s full list of 19 injured

Bristol City’s season has been constantly hampered by injuries and following the 2-0 loss to QPR on Saturday, that list has grown.

Two first-half head injuries to Adam Nagy and Zay Vyner bring the current injury tally to 19 players of the first-team unprecedented respectively. The pair will now go through return-to-play protocols for concussions over the next six days.

Despite the difficult circumstances, manager Nigel Pearson remains optimistic, speak after QPR he said, “When the players are not available, they are not available. Maybe it’s up to us to think about the end of the season.

“Right now it’s about making the most of the players who are currently back.”

That being said, with nine games to go in the Championship season, who can we expect to see again in action before the summer break and when:

Adelakun hake

Last match: v Millwall (A), January 23

The 24-year-old was recalled from Hull City in January and played twice for Bristol City before breaking his back in a 2-0 loss to Norwich.

The winger is now out for the season and his contract is also set to expire this summer.

Nathan Boulanger

Last match: v Aston Villa (N), August 26

Yet this season, after suffering a pre-season hamstring injury against Aston Villa, Baker returned to training last week.

The center-back is expected to play against the QPR Under-23s on Tuesday. However, it will more than likely be a slow return to the XI for the 29-year-old who has had his fair share of injuries throughout his career at City.

Jay dasilva

Last match: v Birmingham (H), December 5

Dasilva suffered a long-lasting injury that required surgery in December. The surgery repaired a stress fracture in his shin and hopefully solved the problem for the 22-year-old.

Nigel Pearson made an update on Dasilva’s recovery before the QPR match “Jay is making good progress. You know the extent of the type of injury. He’s just getting used to how it feels now, which isn’t always easy.

“I’m someone who broke my leg myself, it’s not necessarily an easy thing to deal with when you have extra bulk in your leg.”

Bristol City’s Jay Dasilva go head-to-head for the ball with Reading’s Tom Holmes

Opi Edwards

Last match: v Wycombe (H), December 26

The young forward injured his calf during training before Luton’s game, the last game of 2020, and is yet to return.

Edwards has now missed 13 appearances after making his City debut as a substitute against Reading – there is no return date yet.

Owura Edwards

Last match: v Brentford (A), February 3

The 19-year-old recently returned to the turf, but Pearson reiterates that returning players to training doesn’t always equate to a return to the squad on game day.

However, the city manager also stressed their continued importance. “That doesn’t mean I won’t spend time talking to the boys who aren’t available. We had a number of players on the pitch today who are improving. So it’s good.

Saikou Janneh

Last match: Newport County v Forest Green, December 1

The Gambian is currently on the sidelines at Bristol City after suffering an injury on loan in Newport County.

Former patron of the city Dean Holden updated us on Jannah’s situation last month, saying, “He’s in Filton recovering right now.” He is moving in the right direction. He’s still a few weeks away, but he’s hoping he’s gotten over the worst of the injury he sustained.

Chris Martin

Last match: v Derby (A), January 30

Scotland striker Martin suffered a hamstring injury during a training session in February which will likely see him miss the rest of the campaign.

The 32-year-old has been granted a minimum of two months absence, but a club statement released in February, said he “has had a successful operation on his hamstrings and has started his rehabilitation which will take approximately 12 weeks.”

By signing a deal without Derby, his two-year contract means he will likely be back in action next season.

Chris Martin of Bristol City is challenged by Josh Earl of Preston North End
Chris Martin of Bristol City is challenged by Josh Earl of Preston North End

Alfie Mawson

Last match: v Sheffield United (A), February 10

It’s a similar story for Mawson, who suffered a second knee injury of the season in February that will see him miss the rest of the season.

The torn medial ligament has seen Mawson return to Fulham for his rehab process and he is currently unlikely to play again for Bristol City with his loan ending this summer.

Adam nagy

Last match: v QPR (H), March 6

As mentioned above, Nagy suffered a head injury in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to QPR and will undergo “return-to-play protocols for concussions” according to club statement.

The Hungarian was released from the hospital on Sunday and Pearson said: “I’ve talked to both of them and they’re feeling good. It is important that we follow the correct protocols and that we do not take any risks with their health.

“We will assess all the medical information and then make the right decision for the player first, then for the team.”

Nagy has made 29 appearances for City so far this season.

Georges Nurse

Last match: Walsall vs. Carlisle, January 2

The academy graduate suffered a hamstring injury while on loan at Walsall and was called back by the club to help him recover.

The 21-year-old has scored a goal and assisted twice in 13 appearances for the Saddlers and has now joined the City U23 squad.

Callum O’Dowda

Last match: v Wycombe (H), December 26

Last featured in a 2-1 win over Wycombe, O’Dowda is set to return in the Under-23 game against QPR on Tuesday.

Missing 13 league games, the Irishman was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Bristol City's Callum O'Dowda is challenged by Derby County's Jason Knight
Bristol City’s Callum O’Dowda is challenged by Derby County’s Jason Knight

Jamie Paterson

Last match: v Middlesbrough (A), February 23

The midfielder has had a scorching spell with injuries over the past 12 months, undergoing surgery on a groin problem, there is still no date for his return.

Paterson made his comeback after a previous hip injury against Brentford, but has now missed the last three games as a result of the new injury.

Jamie Paterson in action for Bristol City
Bristol City’s Jamie Paterson is currently out with a groin injury.

Cam clamp

Last match: Portsmouth vs. Hull, December 18

The 23-year-old suffered a hamstring injury in training after being recalled from his loan at Portsmouth.

Speaking in January, Holden said “He’s coming back from Portsmouth and it’s a possible opportunity to join the team after having had so many loans. It’s really frustrating to be honest.”

Pring has had hamstring surgery and will be out for some time yet.

Tommy rowe

Last match: v Derby (A), January 30

In the positive news, Rowe is close to a comeback, with a return expected in the coming weeks according to Pearson.

“He looked good on the pitch,” the manager said. “He’s making good progress. I’ve watched a few of his workouts over the course of this week and he’s in a really good mood. He looks sharp.

“He should be able to come back in action in the next few weeks which is great. “

Rowe was injured against Derby and has since missed eight games.

Zak Vyner

Last match: v QPR (H), March 6

As with Nagy, Vyner will undergo “Return-to-Play Concussion Protocols” following his head injury.

The tests last six days, which means there is still a chance the 23-year-old could feature this weekend, but Pearson stressed that “no risk” would be taken.

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Liam walsh

Last match: Bristol City U23s v Cardiff, February 23

Walsh will be in action Tuesday in the QPR game after a long period of inactivity with a thigh problem.

Suffering from a training injury in July, his road to recovery has been long and arduous, missing every game this season in what many predicted to be a defining moment for the midfielder.

After an impressive loan spell at Coventry, Walsh appeared to be a key part of the squad ahead of his injury this summer. He got playing time against Cardiff last week and another Under-23 outing could propel him into the first-team calculation.

“I can’t wait to see them all play. We want them to come back, but only if they can stay back and not have an injury recurrence. Pearson said ahead of Tuesday’s Under-23 game.

Marley watkins

Last match: Aberdeen v Celtic, November 1

Watkins will also likely make an appearance in the game, as he returns from a hamstring injury sustained while on loan at Aberdeen.

Scoring twice in nine games for the Dons, the 30-year-old returned to City to begin rehab in December.

Andreas Weimann

Last match: v Swansea (H), October 24

The main injury during Dean Holden’s tenure, Weimann suffered an ACL injury against Swansea just seven games in the season.

The Austrian was performing incredibly early in the season, as City won their first four games with Weimann scoring twice.

Given the severity of the injury, he won’t be pushed back until the end of the season and will likely be next in the 2021/22 campaign.

Joe williams

Last match: v Sheffield United (A), February 10

Wigan’s £ 1.2million summer signing has barely appeared in a City shirt, making just two appearances all season.

Support a thigh injury for his first training sessionWilliams returned against Cardiff but suffered hamstring strain in the FA Cup game against Sheffield United.

Williams posted last month: “I feel like we finally got to the bottom of it after passing the tests and now I can focus on the treatment and come back better and stronger than before.”

Pearson, meanwhile, added that the 24-year-old is “unlikely” to appear again this season.

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