Morgan Gibbs-White has left Sheffield United to return to Wolves. But fear not Blades fans, this is just a temporary measure while the midfielder returns from a knee injury.
The Athletic’s Wolves expert, Tim Spiers, has confirmed via his Twitter account that Gibbs-White has returned to Wolves for the time being. It’s so he can receive treatment for a knee injury and with United playing the Molineux outfit this weekend, there is little reason to try and rush him back.
Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom confirmed Gibbs-White had picked up a knock last week. There doesn’t seem too much concern, however, about his long-term prospects.
Gibbs-White has been the standout player at Bramall Lane this season. As things stand, he is set to remain in Sheffield until the end of the season. Manager Bruno Lage has instead called back Dion Sanderson from Birmingham and Ryan Giles from Cardiff City.
Wolves taking their man back for treatment is nothing new, however. Many loan deals have similar clauses in them regarding player welfare and injuries. Hopefully, for United at least, it’s a routine comeback and Gibbs-White is back fit and firing in the coming weeks.
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While our bloated squad can deal with a fair few knocks, if United were to lose Gibbs-White, then the season would take a huge hit. He is the best attacking player in this squad and has proven time and again how valuable he is.
Heckingbottom’s calmness over the injury should serve as comfort for Blades fans. He didn’t appear worried, and that is a good sign for the club. Wolves helping Gibbs-White back to fitness is ideal really. It gives the Blades medical department chance to put time in with other players, such as Rhian Brewster.
After this weekend, you really feel United’s season will kick into overdrive. Games will come thick and fast and having Gibbs-White involved is going to be key to any success.