THE SKY Blues have suffered a double major injury setback after it was revealed this week that academy graduates James Maddison and Jordan Willis are set for a long spell on the sideline.
Maddison has been a key cog in Tony Mowbray’s attacking side this season and has been one of the standout performers so far this season.
But the 18-year-old playmaker suffered an ankle injury early on during the 2-1 defeat at Walsall on Saturday and a scan early this week confirmed the youngster could be out until January.
Maddison tweeted on Monday evening: “Not the results I was looking for. Few months out of action. ‘Tough times don’t last Tough people do’.”
Fellow academy graduate Willis also went off injured at the Bescot Stadium after picking up a knee injury.
He is also likely to be out of Mowbray’s plans for at least two months.
Maddison’s injury is likely to provide George Thomas with an opportunity to stamp his mark on the first team after a series of impressive performances so far for the Under-21s and he has also made three first team appearances this season from the bench.
Conor Thomas is another player knocking on the door for first team football, while Aaron Phillips will fill the void at right-back.