Sheffield United striker Rhian Brewster has taken to social media for the first time since suffering his gut-wrenching hamstring injury a few weeks back against Peterborough.
The Blades youngster is set to miss the rest of the season after another hamstring injury. Brewster was just finding his form in red and white, and must now overcome another setback in his young career. United boss Paul Heckingbottom has all but confirmed Brewster’s absence for the season, admitting it would be a ‘bonus’ if the former Liverpool man comes back before.
However, not to be deterred, and in a show of the excellent attitude Brewster has shown all season at Bramall Lane, the young striker has taken to Twitter to provide everyone with an update on his situation. And the good news is that his surgery has gone well.
Brewster had been finding his stride under Paul Heckingbottom. After initially struggling under Chris Wilder last season, Brewster endured further frustration as Slavisa Jokanovic tried him in a wide position.
Since then, however, Brewster has scored a number of goals. A well-taken finish against Luton followed a similar strike against Bristol City. In his 22 minutes before injury struck at Peterborough, Brewster also looked sharp.
Our View: Rhian Brewster Can Come Back Stronger
Obviously, with any injury, there is a risk that a player never quite overcomes things and struggles to get back. But you get the feeling that Brewster will fight hard here, and the speed of which he recovered from his previous knock shows he can recover.
It’s a huge shame for Rhian, in all honesty. United fans had really started to warm to him, and his performances and goals were that of a player really finding his feet. The good news, of course, is that he is young enough to work his way back and be better for it.
Brewster’s update is typical of him. He has oozed confidence and happiness since Heckingbottom took over. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before he’s back firing in the goals in red and white.