Jefferson Montero made his first start for Birmingham City in Blues’ 2-1 win against Stoke City, but it didn’t last long for the Ecuadorian.
Just 29 minutes into the game, the 30-year-old was carried off on a stretcher and replaced by Jude Bellingham – who went on to score the winner:
29 – Blues are forced into an early substitution after Montero goes down injured, Bellingham comes on to make his home debut.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 31, 2019
It is safe to say this performance was underwhelming though, as he managed to complete 3 of his 4 passes and attempted 1 dribble that didn’t come off while he was on the pitch.
There is a chance he could be back soon though, as Pep Clotet has stated that he is not overly concerned about the severity of the injury, as reported by The Birmingham Mail.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the injury, including posts from disappointed Birmingham fans, can be seen below:
we really didn’t listen to Swansea fans saying his hamstrings are made of cheese did we
— Leah & Co. (@youfckinspanner) August 31, 2019
Montero goes off injured… Never saw that coming did we
— HowsitFlowin (@HowsitFlowin) August 31, 2019
I am shocked
— Ash (@karmakray) August 31, 2019
Well he lasted long
— Jack (@JackSmallman01) August 31, 2019
Was always going to happen. His names sick note
— Liam bishop (@Liambishop1111) August 31, 2019
Montero injured did not expect that lol pic.twitter.com/IWKLslzIeK
— Big G#Keep Right On (@GordonVoisey1) August 31, 2019
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