Sander Berge could miss Sheffield United v Blackpool with injury
Report: Fresh injury blow for Sheffield United with key man 50/50 for Blackpool clash


Report: Fresh injury blow for Sheffield United with key man 50/50 for Blackpool clash

Sheffield United could be without Sander Berge for the trip to Blackpool this week, after the midfield picked up a knock against Coventry.

Berge has only recently returned from a serious injury and Bramall Lane gasped with fear once more as Berge went down in the first half yesterday. Berge did carry on and played a big part in the win.

However, speaking after the game to the Sheffield Star, United boss Heckingbottom admitted he’s not sure how Berge’s foot will react, admitting he’ll be assessed before the trip west.

“It may be sore, we’ll have to see. But he got stronger as the game went on, and he got through a hell of a lot of work. So we were going to bring him off just before the goal and sending off but things changed and we had to readjust. So we’ll have to see how he is [on Tuesday],” Heckingbottom said on Berge.

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Berge’s time at United has been plagued with injury. After just getting going in the second Premier League season, Berge picked up a serious knee injury. Since then, he’s shone in United’s run to the playoffs before being ruled out again this season.

Sheff U News View: A rest for Berge won’t be the end of the world

This time of year can be about using the squad anyway so there’s a chance Sander might be rested anyway.

If he does have a bit of a knock then it won’t be the end of the world if he’s to miss out. Sure, his quality would be missed by any team in this division. But, the longer game might need to be looked at when it comes to Berge.

At the moment, the squad is good enough to cope. James McAtee is coming good, while Tommy Doyle is back fit and got his goal against Coventry.

If there is a doubt over Berge at Blackpool, then the sensible option is a little rest and get him back fully fit.

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