Cardiff City defender Lee Peltier is facing “a few months” out after dislocating his shoulder in Saturday’s 5-0 defeat to Man City. The Bluebirds right-back suffered the injury during the early stages of the second half and was stretchered off at Cardiff City Stadium to be replaced by Jazz Richards.
The 31-year-old was making his first Premier League start since the opening weekend of the season after losing his place in the team to Bruno Ecuele Manga.
“He dislocated it I think. That sort of compounded the afternoon really,” said Cardiff boss Neil Warnock.
“I think he’ll be out for a few months. That’ll leave us a bit thin but hey-ho.”
Pelter, who cannot be replaced in City’s 25-man Premier League squad until January, later tweeted a message to Bluebirds fans: “Thank you all for the support and messages, appreciated a lot.”
Warnock’s other option at right-back is Ecuele Manga, who is naturally a centre-back but had started four matches at right-back before reverting to central defence on Saturday.