Karlan Grant Cardiff City boss Erol Bulut is concerned over the forward’s hamstring injury

Cardiff suffer Karlan Grant injury blow in loss to Leicester

Cardiff suffer Karlan Grant injury blow in loss to Leicester: Cardiff City boss Erol Bulut fears Karlan Grant may have suffered a significant hamstring injury during Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Grant limped off before half-time as the Bluebirds were well beaten by the Championship leaders.

The 26-year-old forward, who is on a season-long loan from West Bromwich Albion, will have a scan on the injury on Saturday.

“It’s a hamstring, maybe a rupture,” Bulut said.

“Tomorrow we will know more when he has the scan. It doesn’t look good.”

Bulut said Grant, who has scored twice in his last three Cardiff appearances, will miss the New Year’s Day trip to Queens Park Rangers.

Cardiff are already without Wales captain Aaron Ramsey and Callum O’Dowda, while Kion Etete is one of a handful of players playing through injury issues, according to Bulut.

He remains hopeful that Cardiff will quickly strengthen their squad when the January transfer window opens having met with club owner Vincent Tan over the festive period.

Cardiff suffer Karlan Grant injury blow in loss to Leicester

“The meeting was good,” Bulut said. “I read also his interview with the BBC. We will not invest silly money because we are not in that position, but the good thing is we will invest a little bit to get some players.”

Cardiff suffer Karlan Grant injury blow in loss to Leicester
Cardiff suffer Karlan Grant injury blow in loss to Leicester

Despite this setback, Erol is intent on looking at the positives of the campaign thus far.

“I think we are positive,” he continued. “I always said we wanted to be around the playoffs. We have a lot of games to push.

“We have to look at our squad after today too. Sadly, we have another injured player, following KG’s [Karlan Grant] incident. It’s a hamstring, maybe a rupture. Tomorrow we will know more when he has the scan. For QPR he won’t be available, it looks like that.”

The Gaffer concluded: “I think also what we see until now, what we have done from June until today, we can see the progress in our game. So of course, it doesn’t change everything from bad to perfect. To be perfect we need to work a little bit more and this needs time.

I try my very best for Cardiff City and the Club. I am pleased with my players because they gave everything they could. Cardiff suffer Karlan Grant injury blow in loss to Leicester

“We have a quick turnaround now, before Monday’s game with QPR. We want to start the year off well.”

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