Select a Team

Traore suffers injury blow

Defender set to be sidelined for seven weeks

Last Updated: 04/03/09 4:12pm

  • Share:
Traore: Hamstring problem

Traore: Hamstring problem

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Alex McLeish has confirmed that Djimi Traore has picked up a hamstring problem which is likely to keep him sidelined for six to seven weeks.

Traore joined Birmingham on loan from Portsmouth last month and is due to stay with the Championship club until May.

However, he sustained a grade two tear to his hamstring during a friendly match against St Patrick's last month.

McLeish does not now expect the defender to be available again until much later in the season.

"Djimi has got a grade (two) hamstring tear - with grade one being the lowest," McLeish told the club's official website.

"You're now talking six to seven weeks."


Traore has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and McLeish is disappointed on his behalf.

He explained: "We said at the time we signed Djimi 'let's see if he can prove his fitness and show that he's over all his injuries', but the curse has struck again.

"It's a shame and a blow for him.

"I don't think he's had a hamstring problem for about a year now.

"We did know there was an element of risk there, but it seems indicative of the bad luck that we're having injury wise at the club in recent times."

  • Share:


Related Profiles

Most Popular


England's most local derby is...

England's most local derby is...

Two of England's most local derbies will be shown live on Sky this week - but which two teams are closest to each other?

A mad, toxic derby night

A mad, toxic derby night

To the blue side of Birmingham, September 16, 2002 brings back the happiest of memories. To others, not so much.

Les Ferdinand’s journey

Les Ferdinand’s journey

Les Ferdinand is cycling to Amsterdam but the journey with QPR might be his biggest challenge.