Andi Weimann injury update as Bristol City confirm return timeline for Austria star

Club captain Andi Weimann missed the win against Oxford United - but could he make a return soon?
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Nigel Pearson says Bristol City will closely assess Andi Weimann ahead of their trip to Millwall.

The Robins skipper was subbed off after just 20 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Preston North End on Saturday. He was given a rare start in the absence of Alex Scott who is closing in on a £20m move to AFC Bournemouth.

Weimann was absent in City’s 5-1 win over Oxford United with Jason Knight playing in the ten role. The Republic of Ireland international got two goals in the Carabao Cup win and could continue if Weimann is unavailable.

Asked if Weimann could play on the weekend, Pearson said: “He’s seeing somebody tomorrow.

“It’s a bit of a niggle for him because he’s got a sore heel. He’s going to see somebody tomorrow.

“It’s one of those things where it’s more of a discomfort.”

The 32-year-old is entering his sixth season at Ashton Gate and could play a key role should Scott depart. His 11 goal contributions last year were 21 off his career best in 2021/22 but he could be needed given the recent developments.

His manager is keen to ensure he does not aggravate his injury as he could be required in two different roles. Weimann’s best form came when he was in the ten which is a role Scott made his own last year whilst an injury to Tommy Conway could open up a position for him to become a striker again like earlier in his career.

The extent of Conway’s injury has not yet been confirmed but it has been suggested that he could be out up to three months having only recovered from a long-term hamstring problem earlier this year.

Pearson added: “We need to make sure we rule out a possibility of it getting worse if it continues.”

“Andi is a bit old school he will play with pain. What we can’t do is expose him to a situation where he damages it.”