‘Minimum’ - John Eustace confirms fresh Birmingham City injury after 0-0 draw vs QPR

Birmingham City boss John Eustace explained the severity of a fresh injury after the 0-0 draw against Queens Park Rangers.

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Birmingham City manager John Eustace has confirmed winger Keshi Anderson suffered a hamstring strain in the 0-0 draw against Queens Park Rangers on Friday evening.

The former Blackpool man hobbled off just before half time as what seemed to be a precaution but Eustace has since assured it was due to a genuine problem.

Anderson is no stranger to fitness issues as he’s missed at least 14 league matches in each of the last three campaigns. It appears a particular problem come back to bite him once again.

“It’s a really disappointing one for Kesh. We’ve asked him to play three games in six days and he’s had big injuries last year,” Eustace explained post-match.

“He’s been outstanding for us and we asked him yesterday if he’s good to go again and he said yes. It just looks like it was a game too much, unfortunately.

“He’s come off with a hamstring strain. We’ll have to assess it on Monday but any strain is two or three weeks minimum, you would’ve thought,” Eustace continued.

A starter in each of Birmingham’s eight Championship matches to dawn the 2023/24 season, Anderson has just one assist to his name so far but has been heavily involved.

It seemed to be just a matter of time before the 28-year-old would grab his first competitive goal for the club but he will have to wait a while longer as he recovers from his injury.