Date: 1st October 2020 at 3:00pm
Written by: Mark Day

The start of a new era for him and the club?

That’s very much the vibe that I’m getting after seeing what the club posted yesterday on their social media. As the club get ready to take on Stoke City this weekend, they posted these photos of Jonathan Leko back in training.

The winger has been out with a very serious ACL injury for some time, but seeing as he looks to be taking an active part in training (rather than doing running on his own for instance), it looks as if he’s back on the mend and will hopefully be part of the first-team soon.

Speaking recently about his injury situation, Blues boss Aitor Karanka said that he wasn’t sure if he would come back before the international break, or if we would have to wait until afterwards until we could see him, with Birmingham Live putting his return date at anywhere between October and November.

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I personally would hold him off until after the international break, I just think that with an ACL injury you don’t want to rush anything and have him potentially out for even longer, and seeing as he was one of the few players we actually paid money for this summer,  we don’t want to jeopardise that investment.

You could perhaps make the argument he could get a late cameo off the bench if we were in a position to give him one, but I wouldn’t want to waste a space on the bench just for that sort of scenario, I’d rather have someone that we know and can trust to make an impact.

What about you? Would you give Leko a total resting period over the upcoming break, or would you perhaps let him have a brief cameo this weekend to ty and get up to ‘match fitness’?

 
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One Reply to “Opinion: Better to be safe than sorry as Birmingham City new boy returns from injury”

  • We just have to hope when he gets on the field that he has not lost the ability he had. Always a big risk to buy an injured player. Karanka is obviously a gambler.

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