Full Cardiff City Injury Bulletin and Kiefer Moore, Max Waters and Tom Song Update as Expected Returns Issued

Cardiff City have multiple injury issues going into this Sunday’s FA Cup match against Preston North End.

While there may be returns for some, others are still far away.

Here, we go into a full rundown of the players who have suffered injuries and when we are most likely to see them in Bluebirds shirts again.

ryan wintle

The midfielder has been recalled from his loan spell at Blackpool after a successful first half of the season.

Vintel, however, had been injured just before the new year, before contracting Covid. He played the full 90 minutes against Hull City on New Year’s Day, however, and the club are mindful of his fitness levels.

Steve Morrison said: “We’re just waiting for some international approval. If we get that, it’s likely he’ll be involved.

“But he had covid and then he came back one day with Blackpool and played 90 minutes. So we’re really checking on him to make sure it’s the best thing for him this weekend.

“He should be involved.”

Expected Return: Preston – Sunday, January 9

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Max Waters

Waters is the other one who has been called back from his successful loan spell.

He netted seven times for MK Dons and is expected to add some firepower to the Bluebirds’ forward line.

However, it looks like Cardiff fans will have to wait a few more weeks to see the young striker again in a Cardiff shirt.

The 22-year-old suffered an injury during MK Dons’ game against Sheffield on Wednesday, 23 November and has not played since. It was always thought that he would miss this weekend, but now Blackburn Rovers is also in doubt.

Morrison added: “Max is still a little off. Even Blackburn is going to prove to be a push for Max.”

Expected return: Bristol City – Saturday, 22 January

keifer moore

Kiefer Moore is unlikely to be fit until the end of this month.

The striker had an ankle injury scan last week against Bournemouth and is set to miss a good part of January.

To complicate the issue, the Wales striker has again contracted the coronavirus after missing out on the start of the season following his positive test on his return from Euro.

Morrison said: “He went in for his scans and he’s got what we thought he had, so it’s still the same time frame.

“But he is now closed with Covid.”

Expected return: end of January

Sam Bowen

Sam Bowen is another who has missed a lot of football this season, suffering from a plantar fascia problem.

A foot injury has really kept him out since October 20, when he was really starting to find his feet in the middle of the park.

However, having missed so many actions, Morrison has shown caution and patience when it comes to the player’s potential return. He will have to build up fitness and form with the Under-23s before getting into contention again.

Morrison said: “He’s back in training.

“He’s done three training sessions. He’s been off for a long time so he has a long way to go to stay in contention.

“He will have to play a few under-23 games and earn his place in the team when he is back at the level he was at before he got injured.”

Read more: Steve Morrison’s full press conference

tom sango

However, there is some good news regarding Tom Sang.

The utility man has played only three championship matches this season, the last of which came back in September, and suffered from a toe on which he had surgery over the summer.

But there is a possibility of the song being a contestant for this weekend. The extent to which Morrison will play him remains to be seen, but for him to be back on the pitch again represents a boost.

Morrison said: “He’s fit, he’s not just in the squads. I’ve put other guys on the team because the options on the bench are what I needed.

“He is fit and available for selection on Sunday.”

Expected Return: Preston – Sunday, January 9

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Isaac Vasey

It’s been almost two and a half years since Isaac Wassell last kicked off the football for Cardiff City in a competitive senior match.

There have been false days along the way regarding his possible return, so it is understandable that Morrison was reticent to reduce the return date.

What he could say, however, is that the striker is in a position to resume first-team training with the rest of the team by the end of the month.

Morrison said: “I’ve been told he needs to be in a better place at the end of the month.

“It could be, instead of being available for the minutes of the match, coming to full training with us.

“With Vaas, as we’ve always seen, it’s literally week after week. He’s on the grass with Max today.

“Every time we come over we just ask the question, ‘How did he get on? Did he get over it?’ That’s the main thing and then we are ready for the next day.”

Expected return: unknown

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