Some Bristol City fans have been reacting to a recent post from the club’s official Twitter account which features footage of Benik Afobe performing a “home workout”.
The recent tweet features Afobe, who is currently on loan at Ashton Gate from Stoke City, doing some solo training at home, as he prepares to return from an injury which has seen him sidelined since September.
As a result of the knee injury that he was reported to have suffered in training during the early stages of the 2019/20 season, Afobe has featured in just five Championship games for the Robins during the 2019/20 Championship campaign. Despite not featuring in a Championship game for Bristol City since 31 August, only three players have scored more league goals for the Robins this season than Afobe, according to WhoScored.com.
The 27-year-old attacker has scored a total of three goals in his five Championship games for the Robins. Furthermore, Bristol City are also undefeated in all five Championship fixtures that Afobe has featured in for them this term, with the club winning three of those.
Read the posts from some Bristol City supporters reacting to Afobe’s training footage in the tweets below.
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) March 23, 2020
— LeeBristol (@Leesouthwest) March 23, 2020
— Jason john green (@Greeners1975) March 24, 2020
Come on big man, we need you back with the city boys to fire us into the playoffs. Keep up the good work and best wishes
— tim brady (@tbrady77) March 23, 2020
Can’t wait to see this man back in the red and white.
— Shaun bcfc (@Shaun75Bris) March 23, 2020
— Aaron Francis (@AaronFr54760824) March 23, 2020
— King of the Indoors ? #StayIndoors (@whydoicare123) March 23, 2020
What do we think?
This footage may give some Robins fans an indication of one of the ways in which Afobe is currently occupying himself during the absence of professional football.
Considering that Afobe has missed a large chunk of the season due to injury, it may be understandable why the 27-year-old may be taking this time where there is no professional football being played to get some training done and potentially prepare himself to return to action upon the resumption of professional football, which is currently expected to occur “no earlier than 30 April“, as reported by the BBC.