Nottingham Forest owned player Lyle Taylor was injured in the warm-up ahead of Birmingham’s clash with Huddersfield.
Following the 2-0 defeat, manager Lee Bowyer snapped back at claims that he’s overtraining his players.
The Blues have something of an injury crisis at the moment. Taylor hobbed out of the warm-up yesterday and the prognosis of his injury hasn’t yet been revealed.
The 31-year-old talisman is enjoying his football in the second city. He has scored three goals in six appearances and ultimately he’s rediscovered his confidence.
It took Taylor 18 games to score three times for Forest this season. Two of those came in the same 2-1 victory over Bristol City back in October.
Although his injury is unfortunate, Bowyer has hit back at outsiders who are claiming that the treatment room is so full due to his training methods.
He told Birmingham Live: “That’s rubbish. I have trained myself for 18 years and I know if we are overtraining or the intensity.
“We don’t overtrain at all. Not at all. If anything now we are probably going the other way because we are so scared because we keep getting injuries.
“A load rubbish. I’m not having that. If we have got anyone that can’t handle what we are doing at the moment then we’re in trouble.”
Taylor will hope to get fit to prove Forest point
The striker is busy proving everyone wrong who doubted his ability to score goals in the Championship.
Taylor has found a new lease of life at Birmingham and he will want to get back on the pitch as quickly as possible.
His future at Forest does appear bleak. He is under contract for next season but Steve Cooper might look to move him on in the summer.
Taylor’s injury hasn’t been disclosed yet and he will hope to recover in time for next week’s game against Bristol City.