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Bristol City boss sweating Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham’s thigh injury

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Bristol City lost again last night in the Championship. That’s not entirely too surprising, given that they’ve now lost 12 of their last 16 and they were playing away to promotion-chasing Leeds United. At least this time they didn’t give up a three-goal lead, unlike over the weekend against Derby County.

But the more concerning outcome from Tuesday’s 2-1 loss is the potential thigh injury to Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, who had recently rediscovered his tremendous goalscoring form, which is one of the only real hopes Bristol have of avoiding relegation.

Since Christmas, Tammy had scored 8 goals in 8 league games, but he did not find the back of the net against Leeds before limping off in the 37th minute.

“He has done something to his thigh. It doesn't look too healthy which is a bit of a worry. He doesn't quite know his own body, he doesn't know if it is a pull, a tear or cramp. It was disappointing to see him go off. We pray he is not too bad.”

-Lee Johnson; source: Mail

I don’t know if the Bristol City manager is erring on the side of caution or optimism, but either way, it sounds a bit concerning. Tammy has 18 goals for the season, third most in the division.

He’s due for a scan in the next couple days, which should reveal the extent of the injury.

“He'll have a scan over the next day or two. Tammy is gutted because he feels like it might be a bad one but hopefully that won't be the case.”

-Lee Johnson; source: Star