Sheffield United have been dealt a major blow with news that Rhys Norrington-Davies will miss around ten weeks with a hamstring injury.
Norrington-Davies pulled up while sprinting for a ball against Coventry and missed the World Cup as a result. Since then, there’d been no timeframe put on his injury status.
But in a report from The Sun today, it’s claimed Norrington-Davies has now undergone surgery and in turn, will be out until February.
News of the extended injury for the Welshman will be a major blow for Paul Heckingbottom. Norrington-Davies had played himself into the XI as a key player. And when Max Lowe started playing with him on the left, United seemed to have found their ideal partnership.
Lowe himself has also been out injured. But in more positive news, the former Derby man is expected to be fit to face Huddersfield this weekend.
Norrington-Davies, meanwhile, will hope to make as swift a recovery as possible. He is likely to be joined in his comeback bid by Rhian Brewster. The United striker is another hamstring victim this season.
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With Max Lowe likely to get the left wing-back slot with Enda Stevens backing him up, there’s a big chance for someone to put a marker down at left centre-back.
That could mean Ciaran Clark gets a chance. He is another who has been injured but he’s now back and with Jack Robinson’s own fitness uncertain, Clark might get his big chance.
With Iliman Ndiaye also limping after Senegal’s World Cup exit, things aren’t exactly improving massively on the Blades injury front. There is good news when it comes to the likes of Bogle and Berge.
But not having Norrington-Davies for so long is a blow. Hopefully, others step up to the mark and his absence isn’t felt as badly as it could.