Heckingbottom issues worrying Rhian Brewster update following Cardiff

Heckingbottom issues worrying Rhian Brewster update following Cardiff win

Sheffield United manager, Paul Heckingbottom, has issued a worrying update when it comes to young striker Rhian Brewster and his hamstring injury.

Brewster was hopeful of being fit for the trip to Wales and said in midweek he was ok and working his way back to fitness. However, Billy Sharp got the nod in the end and Brewster didn’t even command a place on the bench.

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The former Liverpool man limped off last weekend. At the time, it was hoped that the injury would be nothing but a minor one. But speaking after the game today to Football Heaven, Paul Heckingbottom admitted the club are seeking further advice on Brewster.

“No not in the end. He’s had a scan and he’s damaged his hamstring. We’ll be assessing him over the next few days and trying to see exactly how long he’ll be out,” Hecky said.


“We’ve had a couple of opinions so we’re waiting to see. The initial one was quite scary and we’ve had another one and it’s not as bad as we thought. So yeah, I’m just waiting for clarity on that.”

The injury to Brewster comes just as the striker was getting into his swing. He’d scored twice in three starts, including the opener against Bristol City last weekend.

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You have to feel sorry for Rhian Brewster here. Just when it’s starting to click, he’s missing out and might be out for some time, depending on the results.

Obviously, the club needs to be careful. Hamstring injuries can have a huge impact on players. You only have to look at Michael Owen for evidence on that front.

Hopefully, the prognosis is a good one and Rhian can get back quickly. In the meantime, the other strikers need to keep showing they mean business and Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick did themselves no harm whatsoever today.

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