Sheffield United’s Luke Freeman could not play once more this season after choosing up a hamstring harm in coaching.
The 29-year-old was making ready for Saturday’s Championship fixture at dwelling to Cardiff when he suffered the setback.
It comes as an enormous blow to the midfielder, who made the transfer to the capital to get his profession again on monitor after an injury-plagued final two years at Bramall Lane.
He had featured for simply 13 minutes for Gary Rowett’s males, approaching as a late substitute for his Sheffield United team-mate Oli Burke within the 3-0 defeat at Fulham.
Rowett, chatting with London Information On-line, confirmed it was disappointing when requested the place he could be rehabbing.
“That’s in all probability the least of my considerations for the time being,” he stated. “The truth that he’s unavailable for a big a part of the season is disappointing.
“He’s educated rather well. Performed in opposition to Fulham and been actually shiny for every week. I used to be actually excited to see him play.”
His contract at Bramall Lane is up in the summertime, though United do maintain the choice of extending it by an additional 12 months.
That would effectively have been a risk had he loved a fruitful finish to the season on the Den, however this newest setback, which comes off the again of an injury-affected mortgage at Nottingham Forest final season, implies that may now spell the tip of his time in S2.
He has made simply 4 league begins since his transfer from QPR in the summertime of 2019, with the final a type of coming within the 2-2 draw at dwelling to Preston.
In whole, throughout all competitions, he has featured simply 24 instances in a pink and white shirt.
In one other setback for Rowett concerning his two Blades loanees, Burke additionally got here off inside the primary half an hour with a hamstring concern in final night time’s 2-0 win over QPR.
Nevertheless, it was too early to evaluate how severe it’s.
“Burkey, unsure but, he felt his hamstring,” Rowett defined.
Like Freeman, Burke is one other participant United are hoping can get pleasure from a interval of kind between now and the tip of the season having been unable to drive his means into the Blades workforce.