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Tomáš Kalas to miss six weeks with jaw double fracture

The Chelsea loanee was injured in Bristol City’s match against Wigan Athletic on Friday

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Chelsea loanee Tomáš Kalas, one of the longest serving members of the Loan Army at 25 years of age, is expected to miss about six weeks after undergoing surgery on Sunday to fix a fractured jaw that he suffered in Bristol City’s match against Wigan Athletic on Friday.

The center back fractured his jaw in not one, but two places after clashing heads with his own teammate, Marley Watkins with about 15 minutes left in the match, which Bristol went on to lose 1-0 to make it an even more painful occasion for all involved.

Kalas had been ever present for the Robins since joining towards the end of August, forming a solid partnership with young Adam Webster, who also signed in the summer, and helping Bristol to three straight wins before suffering back-to-back defeats last week. Despite those poor results, Bristol remain in fifth place in the Championship table. Hopefully their promotion hopes will still be alive by the time Kalas returns in December.

Here’s wishing for a speedy recovery for Kalas!

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