Sheffield United striker, Oli McBurnie, has undergone successful surgery on his hernia as he bids to be fit for the Blades’ return to action in December.
The big striker had been booked in to undergo the minor op in a bid to correct the problem. McBurnie has scored nine goals this season already. But there is a belief that this hernia has been holding him back somewhat.
However, it all seems to have gone smoothly for McBurnie. The Blades number nine took time out to post on Instagram from his hospital bed. And in doing so, he confirmed things have gone smoothly.
McBurnie will now look to start his recovery, albeit he could be hindered due to an ankle problem.
McBurnie rolled his ankle against Rotherham and was pictured at the weekend wearing a protective boot.
It remains to be seen if that injury will impact his recovery from his surgery. If it does, then United could well be without McBurnie for a bit of the busy Christmas period. Indeed, it’s claimed the club are already sweating on him being fit for the clash with Huddersfield.
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It’s nice to see surgery has gone well for Oli McBurnie here. It was always going to be a minor op given what it was for but hopefully the pain is now behind him.
From here, McBurnie will need to kick on and rehab properly to get ready for December. Clearly, the United striker is a popular lad as well.
Among the United players to wish him well, England star Kalvin Phillips sent his best wishes. United owner Prince Abdullah also commented on McBurnie’s post, while others did the same.
Hopefully, the ankle injury is nothing bad and McBurnie can pick up where he left off when we get back to it.