Tommy Conway Bristol City injury update as 13-goal star’s return timeline revealed
Bristol City have suffered a double-whammy with the sale of Alex Scott and the injury of his flatmate Tommy Conway.
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Curtis Fleming has revealed that Tommy Conway’s hamstring injury is not the same one he suffered for Bristol City in January.
Conway took to social media earlier this week to reveal he’d be sidelined for an unspecified period. Nigel Pearson admitted he wouldn’t discuss how long he’s out for until he received further medical advice.
It is the second hamstring injury that the 21-year-old has suffered this calendar year. He came off against Swansea City in January and missed two months of the 2022/23 campaign.
Conway, despite the injury, finished as the joint top scorer for the club in all competitions netting 13 goals, and came on as a substitute against Preston.
“It’s the other leg,” said Fleming as he deputised for Pearson in the pre-match press conference for Millall.
“If it had been the same one then we’d say have we rehabbed it? It’s a different injury that has come.
“There is no doubt we look at everything, you have to look at everything. He’s a huge part of what we are. There’s no doubt he’d be involved if he wasn’t injured.
“We’ve got to be careful with him. It’s something we’re always looking at. There’s no way that many staff now and work put into the fitness and scientific side of it that we get disappointed if there is an injury.”
His injury leaves the Robins short on forward options with Nahki Wells, Sam Bell and Harry Cornick their only forward options. Pearson was posed the question on Wednesday whether Conway’s absence would change his transfer plans for the remainder of the window.
Alex Scott’s move to AFC Bournemouth for a club record £25m, could allow for some funds to be made available. The Robins though are close to their own wage bill limits, and things will need to be carefully managed. As to how long Conway could be out for, Fleming added he’ll be out for a ‘couple of months’ and will now begin a period of rehabilitation.
Fleming added: “We look at the depths of it and talk about it again every day. Disappointed for him but he’s got to stand up, man up and get the rehab done.
“He won’t be out for years, he’ll be out for a couple of months we hope but he’s got to be ready to hit the ground when he comes back.”