It all started so well for Craig at his hometown club. (©PAphotos)
You only have to browse through the various football forums to very quickly pick up that there is growing concern amongst Bluebirds fans about the Craig Bellamy injury situation.
The most recent news is that he will not now be available for Wales' Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland in October - he's has not played football since aggravating his long-standing knee problem when playing for his country against Montenegro in September.
The main concerns are that since the knee has been the source of problems in the past, it could prove to be a consistent problem throughout this campaign.
I'm sure his frustration at not being able to get out on to the pitch is increasing day be day, but from the fans’ point of view, who can only rely on what the official sources tell us - and his continued absence is worrying. Maybe more specific information from the club would help allay fears?
In spite of Dave Jones seeking to offer reassurances that Craig's knee problems are not that serious, the increasing reports of late fitness tests are doing little to stem this growing anxiety amongst City fans that the knee problem may be more serious than the club is saying.
Disclaimer: The views in this article are that of the writer and may not replicate those of the Professional Footballers' Association.