Birmingham City duo Josh Andrews and Ryan Stirk have both picked up injuries whilst on loan duty and have returned to Wast Hills Training Ground to receive treatment and begin rehabilitation.
Andrews and Stirk are both part of the Blues youth set up and were sent out on loan to gain experience from Rochdale and Mansfield Town respectively but will now face spells on the sidelines.
An official statement from Birmingham City reads:
“The Club can confirm that both Josh Andrews and Ryan Stirk have sustained injuries during their ongoing loan spells at Rochdale and Mansfield Town respectively.
“Andrews, who has found the net twice in seven appearances for the Dale and scored in every start for the League Two club to date, has picked up a hamstring injury. The striker picked up the injury last Friday and is set for at least four weeks on the sidelines, with his recovery currently taking place at Wast Hills Training Ground.
“Meanwhile, Wales Under-21 international Stirk suffered damage to his ankle ligaments. This injury occurred during a meeting with Rochdale in September and he has returned to Blues for the initial stages of his recovery. The midfielder has made six outings in all competitions for the Stags but will now be out of action for a number of weeks.”
The club also provided an update on Adan George. The 19-year-old sadly suffered a torn ACL in pre-season which could keep keep him out for the majority of the 2021/22 campaign.
“Teammate Adan George is continuing his recovery following a knee injury. He remains on site every day for his rehabilitation and will see a specialist this week to monitor his progress.”