Birmingham City winger Jefferson Montero is set for an extended spell out injured, as reported on the club’s official website.
There is not an exact expected amount of time stated in the release for how long he will be out, but it is said to be “several weeks“, which is not necessarily a good sign.
The winger was forced off through a thigh injury 29 minutes into his first start for the club, during the 2-1 win over Stoke City, in which his replacement Jude Bellingham scored the winner.
Before that match, Montero’s only appearance for the Blues came when he was substituted on for the final 10 minutes of a 2-0 win against Barnsley, as per WhoScored.
He may not have been on the pitch for long, but the Ecuador international certainly gave a good account of himself, causing excitement among some fans.
During his short time in the game, he managed a key pass and three dribbles, with the latter being the joint-highest of any player on the pitch.
He had hardly any involvement against Stoke though, as he made three passes, one tackle, was dispossessed once and didn’t complete any dribbles.
Following that promising cameo appearance, it will be highly frustrating for Montero and Birmingham that he has got injured so soon after joining, with the hope being he will be able to return as quickly as possible.
That Jacques Maghoma is close to returning from his own injury should help soften the blow.
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