Wells out for ‘at least two weeks’
Nahki Wells has been ruled out of Bradford City's games for “at least a couple of weeks” after scans on his left ankle revealed ligament damage.
The Bermudian suffered the injury from a challenge by Shrewsbury defender Dave Winfield during last Saturday's match at Valley Parade. He hobbled off the pitch in the first half and wasn't able to return.
Wells, who has banged in nine goals in nine appearances for the Bantams so far this term will be out for his side's away trip to Walsall along with a home game against Tranmere.
Announcing the club's top scorer would be out for a short period of time, boss Phil Parkinson said would he wait for the swelling to go down before making a final judgement on the length of his injury lay-off.
“The scan showed there was nothing really serious,” said Parkinson. “He will be out for at least a couple of weeks but we will know more when the swelling goes down.”
Wells told The Royal Gazette on Monday he was hoping the scans would reveal no damage.
“The defender took the ball down on his chest and I went to nick it while it was in the air and got to the ball first and sort of kicked it around his side,” the former Dandy Town man explained.
“But as I did that he continued his swing and went through the bottom of my foot and sort of jarred and twisted my ankle.”
Wells was seen walking off the pitch with aid of crutches after the match, which Bradford won 2-1 thanks to last-gasp goal.
“Since I've been a pro I've been fortunate enough not to miss a game through injury yet'', he added before the extent of the injury was revealed.
“Obviously the weekend looks a bit doubtful but these things happen in football.
“I'm a quick healer and I'm not going to come back too early because that wouldn't be smart. But I am going to do whatever it takes and get treatment everyday to get back as soon as possible.
“I will be happy if I'm back by next weekend but if not the week after.”