Sheffield United striker Lys Mousset has suffered an injury setback, reports Yorkshire Live.
Mousset only made his return from a “rare” toe problem during the recent defeat at West Bromwich Albion.
The 24-year-old came off the bench at the Hawthorns for the final 16 minutes and missed a great opportunity in the six-yard box.
But Mousset was notably absent from the match day squad at the weekend, as the Blades lost yet again – this time to Leicester City.
It’s now been revealed that the Frenchman has had a setback in his return to fitness and is apparently far from ready to start a game.
It’s not yet known how serious the injury is, with manager Chris Wilder expected to give an update in Friday’s press conference ahead of Sunday’s match with Southampton.
Injury to Lys Mousset is another blow
This is yet another problem for Wilder to add to a long list of them this season.
The Blades are currently bottom of the Premier League table with just one point from 11 games in 2020/21.
Part of the issue has been injuries, with several key players having been absent for large periods this term.
That includes Jack O’Connell, who played just twice before having knee surgery and isn’t expected to come back this campaign.
Mousset himself missed the start of 2020/21 after getting injured during pre-season. Meanwhile, the likes of John Fleck, Enda Stevens and Ethan Ampadu have all spent extended time on the sidelines.
Mousset was the Blades’ top scorer in 2019/20 with six league goals and their most potent presence in the box.
The former France Under-21 international did also have fitness problems last term as well.
Scoring has been an issue for Wilder’s men this campaign, having netted just five times in the top flight. That is a joint low total alongside fellow strugglers Burnley.
Therefore, being without Mousset once again would be a significant blow.