Many Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that defender Niall Huggins is set to be out for up to three months with a back injury.
The right back only signed for the Black Cats in the summer from Leeds United but has now seen his progress in a red and white shirt curtailed by this major setback.
It appears that the youngster has suffered an onset fracture, which means that he will need to rehabilitate for quite some time.
This will come as a blow to both the wider squad and Huggins himself, with the 20-year-old having performed well in the appearances that he has been afforded by Lee Johnson up to this point.
Naturally the news didn’t take long to reach the Sunderland faithful, with many taking to social media to air their views on what is a big blow for their side.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from the supporters on Twitter.
Shame for Huggins though he was brilliant
— Oluwaseun Bamgboye (@bamgboyeolu) October 13, 2021
Poor Huggins, looked very good the other week
— Joe (@HughesJoe94) October 13, 2021
Harsh with Huggins.
— Chris Laws (@chrisdlaws) October 13, 2021
Bad news on Huggins 😕
— David Keeler (@Keeler966) October 13, 2021
Poor Huggins man. Looks class as well
— onien.is.goat (@_footballlllll_) October 13, 2021
Evans again? Shame about Huggins, had a great game and gone in a flash https://t.co/ey6QxL3f65
— Allan Davis (@davis0688) October 13, 2021
— Isabelle McDermott (@Isabelle_Mc13x) October 13, 2021
— lilybogan24 (@lilybogan24) October 13, 2021
Gutted for @Niall_Huggins with this news
Been class for us so far. You'll come back stronger 👊🏽 https://t.co/N9j0TXKHea
— Roker Rapport Podcast (@RokerRapportPod) October 13, 2021
Gutted about Huggins https://t.co/4zwgvX60c4
— Ryan (@PR_1879) October 13, 2021