Sheffield United have suffered a major blow in their hunt for a top six place, as Paul Heckingbottom confirmed Rhian Brewster has suffered a ‘significant’ hamstring injury.
The young striker pulled up last week at Peterborough in what looked like a repeat of the injury which had kept him out a few weeks prior. Thankfully on that occasion, the damage was minor and Brewster was able to recover in a short space of time.
However, his luck isn’t in this time, as Heckingbottom told the press during his press conference today that Brewster has suffered a bad one this time around.
“He’s significantly injured his hamstring. Same leg, different injury we’ll have to do without him for a bit,” Heckingbottom confirmed to Yorkshire Live today.
“That’s what makes it more frustrating for him. He’ll get more of these injuries, it’s part and parcel of the game it’s the worst thing to happen because it can be lonely and you’re helpless to get in the team but he’ll come back fitter and stronger,” Hecky added, before confirming there is no timescale on Brewster’s return as yet.
However, the striker could be set to miss a big chunk of the season. United only have to look at Sander Berge to see how long these types of injury can take to heal.
Brewster was just coming into good form, too. Having scored his first goal in front of the Kop against Luton, the forward looked sharp at Peterborough too. The Blades have brought Daniel Jebbison back from Burton. The teenager could now get a chance earlier than expected.