Rhys Norrington-Davies is among the cluster of Sheffield United players currently out injured at the moment.
The Welshman suffered heartbreak when he went down against Coventry City. Norrington-Davies has been ruled out of the World Cup with Wales and now faces a long road back with what appears to be a bad hamstring injury.
Of course, he isn’t the only one to suffer such an injury. Rhian Brewster and Max Lowe are both nursing hamstring complaints, while Jack Robinson went down with a similar knock this weekend.
Paul Heckingbottom has been relatively quiet when it comes to giving away details on injuries. We don’t yet know when RND will be back, likewise with Rhian Brewster.
However, Norrington-Davies has taken to Instagram to provide a small update. And while he didn’t give a timescale either, he seemed positive in his approach, insisting he’ll be hungry to get going again when he’s back.
Norrington-Davies had been a key player for Paul Heckingbottom prior to injury. Operating both as a wing-back and a left centre-back, the Welshman is widely seen as one of United’s most improved players.
After scoring for Wales earlier in the year, he was set for a place in the squad for Qatar. However, Norrington-Davies must now watch on from afar.
Sheff U News View: United need Norrington-Davies back
It’s going to feel like Sheffield United make a number of new signings after the World Cup. Players should be returning on an almost weekly basis and Norrington-Davies is one we need.
At left centre-back, he’d started to look the closest thing we’ve had to Jack O’Connell in some time. Pace, power, and a helpful knack of being able to recover other people’s mistakes.
However, this injury has been a setback. But, on the whole, the defender seems positive. And if he can get back after Christmas and back to his best, then that’s a massive boost for Sheffield United.