Promotion chasing English Championship side Cardiff City FC will miss the services of their striker Michael Chopra for the rest of the season after Chopra suffered a hamstring tear over the weekend in the match against FC Barnsley.
An official club statement said, "Scan results have confirmed the worst. Michael has suffered a grade three hamstring tear and will be out for a period expected to be between 10 to 12 weeks, effectively ending any chance of his involvement in the 2010/11 Championship season run-in."
It actually started as a good day against Barnsley for Chopra as he completed 200 matches in the English leagues, but his injury hit season continued as he had to be taken off after only 25 minutes. So far it has been about ankle injuries, but this time it was a hamstring tear. And it ends Chops season in which he scored 11 goals in all competitions for the Bluebirds.
Chopra said via Twitter, "Totally devastated my season is over out for 10/12 weeks with grade 3 tear in my hamstring all about getting fit for next season."
For Cardiff City the loss of Chopra in the crucial season end is a big blow. And one will have to see in which division Cardiff play next season, which might also decide Chopra's future. Stay with Cardiff or move on to another side.