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Jamiu Collins to miss rest of season

Cardiff City have been dealt a huge blow with defender Jamilu Collins ruled out for the rest of the season. The Nigerian international suffered an…

Cardiff City have been dealt a huge blow with defender Jamilu Collins ruled out for the rest of the season.

The Nigerian international suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury early in Wednesday’s goalless draw at West Bromwich Albion.

The 28-year-old left-back will have surgery in the next few weeks.

“We won’t see him again until next season. It is gutting for the lad, really gutting,” said Cardiff manager Steve Morison.

“We are all here for him. We are going to make the next year the best it can possibly be for him.

“On a plus point for him, his family has just moved over and so he has his family with him.

“The lads will get around him. He will be around – I’m sure you’ll see his smiling face around the place. We have something extra to fight for now on a matchday.

“He is a great kid who comes in with a smile on his face every day. He loved working every day with us and we loved working with him. He is someone you want around. He is infectious.

“It’s the worst-case scenario. The plan will be to get him back for pre-season next year. The one thing we do know when he comes back for pre-season, we will have one hell of a left-back. That is something everyone can look forward to next season.”

Morison had described Collins as the “best left-back” in the Championship having recruited him from Bundesliga 2 side Paderborn during the summer.

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