Best blow for Sky Blues

Striker facing five weeks on sidelines

Best: Laid low

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Coventry have suffered a blow with the news that Leon Best has been ruled out of action for the start of the season.

Best suffered a knee injury during last weekend's friendly at Kilmarnock and was forced to limp off after just 13 minutes.

The former Southampton man is expected to be sidelined for up to five weeks and Sky Blues boss Chris Coleman admitted it was a big blow to lose the striker.

Blow

"He'll be out for between three and five weeks," Coleman told the club's official website.

"It's a big blow for us because Leon has been looking very good during pre-season. He's been showing his best form since I have been at the club.

"We will have to give him enough time to get over the problem but I have no doubt Leon will be back as soon as he possibly can."