Bristol City winger Owura Edwards has returned to Ashton Gate for treatment after picking up a knee injury.
The former Bristol Inner City Football Academy talent has shone on loan for Colchester United since joining up at the Colchester Community Stadium in the January transfer window.
Following an unsuccessful stint at Exeter City earlier in the 2021/22 campaign, Edwards has found favour under interim boss Wayne Brown in League Two.
So far the Robins flier has netted three goals and grabbed an assist in nine starts for the U’s, with a further three appearances from the bench.
But a knee injury means that Edwards returns to BS3 for treatment and he may not play again this campaign, after suffering a knock in the Essex side’s 1-0 defeat at Bristol Rovers last month.
“We’re going to have to see how O is,” his manager Brown told the Essex County Standard.
“It’s a little bit more serious than we first thought, bearing in mind that he played on in that game [against Rovers] after he sustained the challenge.
“We’ll have to see how he reacts.
“We’ve only got four and a half weeks left of the season, so it’s a little bit of a race against time for the kid to be fit and give us what he did, when he was fit.
“But again, that’s something that we’re working hard to keep an eye on as are his club, Bristol City.
“If he’s not [back], it’s about the individual and we’re not going to put him at risk if that’s going to then put him back months, to try and get him back for a few games.
“It’s not what we’re about and he’s not our player, so ultimately we’ll be dictated by them.
“We’ll keep a close eye on him as well and try to get him fit.”
Bristol City have high hopes for the wide player who was handed a debut at Brentford by head coach Dean Holden last season.
Edwards is expected to return and press his claims for senior involvement in Nigel Pearson’s senior side in 2022/23.