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City manager Heeley hopeful over ever-present Weir after gym blackout
WORCESTER City are hoping Tyler Weir won’t be sidelined for too long after the right-back suffered a freak facial injury.
Weir, who has played every game for the club this season, is believed to have blacked out while leaving a gym and fallen.
He needed stitches in his chin, damaged his nose and also lost some teeth in the accident.
The former Hereford United player would have missed the weekend Blue Square Bet North trip to Bishop’s Stortford, a game that was called off because of a frozen pitch.
City are next in action against Histon at St George’s Lane this Saturday but it is not yet known whether Weir will be fit to be involved.
Manager Carl Heeley, who himself suffered a career-threatening facial injury in 1998, said: “He’s had a fall.
“It looks like he’s fainted and fallen on his face, knocked a few teeth out and he’s had his chin stitched. He thinks he’s had a blackout.”
He added: “As I know from facial injuries, a lot of it is psychological but hopefully he won’t be out for too long.”
Weir is the only City player to have started all 28 games this season and, with the exception of being subbed against Gloucester City on New Year’s Day, has completed 90 minutes in all of them.
Heeley has been impressed with Weir’s efforts since joining the club in the summer but believes he has even more to offer.
The Worcester boss said: “He’s done well. There’s improvement in his game but I think he’s a good lad and a good professional.
“As he gets more experience he needs to come out of his shell a bit more and give better information to his team-mates because he’s quite quiet but has also got all the attributes.
“He’s a good defender and when he’s one-on-one with a winger he’s as good as we have got and as good as I have seen in non-league.”
“Over the years at Worcester City he’s up there with the best in that respect.”