Striker 'gutted' after being ruled out for six months
Town have been dealt a blow with the news that Jon Walters has been ruled out for six months with an achilles injury.
The Republic of Ireland international limped off minutes after going on as a second-half substitute in Saturday’s goalless draw with Bolton.
The striker, on loan from Burnley until January, had a scan at the weekend and then saw a specialist in London today, with the news that he has a partial rupture of his achilles.
No surgery is needed but he is expected to be out of action for six months.
The 35-year-old, who joined Blues at the end of August for his second spell at the Club, will return to Burnley to do his rehabilitation.
“I’m obviously gutted with the news,” Jon told the Club website. “That’s football though. That’s life I suppose as well and while I’m really disappointed, there are a lot of people worse off than me.
“I’ll work hard and get back to fitness as soon as I can. I’ve enjoyed being back here and I want to wish the Club all the best for the rest of the season.”