Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has confirmed that the Blades will be without Lys Mousset for a period of time, with the Frenchman recovering from a toe injury.

Mousset missed the game with Wolves last night and Wilder revealed after the game that a ‘strange’ toe injury had hampered ‘Moose’, with the forward having to undergo an operation.

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The striker is currently in a protective boot and it is unknown when he will return to fitness. However, given it has taken an operation to fix, a few weeks would be the expected minimum.

With an international break at the start of October and Mousset notoriously known for not being the fittest member of the Blades squad, it could well be that we don’t see the Frenchamn until 5-6 games into the season at the earliest.

This is a huge and unwanted blow, we need another through the door

Just when we thought things might pick up for Moose and he’d be ready to go after a poor finish to last season, he gets another setback which is far from ideal for both player and club.

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It’s in the most key area of the pitch, too. Last night was crying out for another striker with something different to be introduced and Mousset would have been ideal to stretch the game as we went looking for a route back into the game.

With a bit of luck, this won’t be a massive problem and he can come back quiclkly. But there is definitley a tinge of disappointment with this one given our lack of options at the top of the field.

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