Bristol City striker Ryan Taylor ruled out for six weeks

Ryan Taylor

Bristol City striker Ryan Taylor will be out for at least six weeks after breaking his collarbone.

The 24-year-old was taken off after 16 minutes in their 2-1 victory over Ipswich on Saturday.

"We've got a copy of the X-ray and it's a clean break," head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Bristol.

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"We're not sure if he needs a plate putting in - we'll decide that in the next couple of days. If that happens then his season's over."

O'Driscoll continued: "We were joking that [Olympics cyclist] Bradley Wiggins broke his collarbone and got back on his bike to win the Tour de France.

"But it's a blow to us. Luckily Sam Baldock is back to full fitness and we had Jon [Stead] on the bench."

Taylor has made 23 appearances for Bristol City this season, but has scored only once.

O'Driscoll says he may now add a new striker to his squad, as they look to escape the Championship relegation zone.

"It's something we'll look at now to bolster the numbers," he added.

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