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Willis out with knee injury

29 October 2013

Young City defender facing a month on the sidelines following assessment of knee injury

Coventry City defender Jordan Willis could be out of action until December after an assessment on the knee problem which ruled him out of Saturday's 1-0 away win at Walsall.

The 19-year-old had stepped into the fold as starting right back in the absence of Cyrus Christie, starting City's last five games including the last four in League One where they have remained unbeaten.

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Swelling on the youngster's knee saw him fail a late fitness test ahead of the trip to Walsall and a further assessment has revealed he could be sidelined between four to six weeks.

Fellow Academy graduate Aaron Phillips stepped in for Willis in the win over the Saddlers at the Bescot at the weekend after netting his first senior goal for the club in the 1-1 draw with Wolves at Molineux ten days ago.

City boss Steven Pressley said: "It's obviously disappointing for Jordan because he has come in for Cyrus and acquitted himself extremely well so we hope he makes a speedy recovery.

"Aaron Phillips has impressed though when he has made appearances so while news of injuries is always disappointing its been encouraging to see our young boys stepping up to the mark." 

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