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Warnock admits Sol Bamba injury is a ‘big blow’

Neil Warnock says Sol Bamba’s season-ending injury is a ‘big blow’ to Cardiff as The Bluebirds battle to stay in the Premier League.

The veteran defender suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Wolves, with the Ivory Coast international facing surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation.

The 34-year-old has started all but one of Cardiff’s league fixtures this season, scoring four goals, and the centre-back has proved a talismanic figure in the Bluebirds bid for survival.

“A big blow yes, but it’s gone now. He’ll not be far away from our thoughts,” Warnock said a pre-match press conference.

“He’s not been able to have the operation yet as his knee was too painful. But you do miss any top players at clubs. He’s had a great season.

“I said I’d like to see him at the away games as well if he’s capable and I think Sol can play a big part.”

Cardiff face West Ham tomorrow at home.

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