Barnsley striker Carlton Morris could be absent for up to eight weeks through injury, Tykes manager Markus Schopp has revealed.
Schopp’s side are next in action on Saturday afternoon, when they make the trip to Loftus Road to face QPR, as they look to bounce back from Tuesday night’s first league defeat of the season to Luton.
However, it seems that the Tykes will now have cope without the services of Morris for that game, and for some time beyond that as well.
Morris was forced off in the first-half of Barnsley’s 1-0 win over Coventry on Saturday due to injury, and it now seems as though that set back is going to leave the attacker facing an extended spell on the sidelines.
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Providing an update on Morris’ fitness ahead of that trip to QPR, The Barnsley Chronicle’s Doug O’Kane revealed that Schopp has confirmed the 25-year-old will be absent for between six and eight weeks, with the attacker expected to be back in action in October.
One consolation for Barnsley, is that Morris is not out for longer, with Schopp adding that the injury could have been worse than it turned out to be.
Markus Schopp pre-QPR press conference.
Carlton Morris will miss six to eight weeks with his knee injury. The Reds hope he will be back in October.
MS: “It’s a tough one for us. He is a guy who gives us a lot.
“We were fortunate because it could have even been worse.”
— Doug O’Kane (@dougokane88) August 19, 2021
Since joining Barnsley from Norwich in January this year, Morris has scored seven goals and provided three assists in 27 appearances in all competitions for the Tykes.
This will no doubt be a big flow for Barnsley over the next couple of months.
Since his arrival at Oakwell at the start of the year, Morris has been something of a mainstay in the Tykes’ matchday squad, and you do feel as though the attacking threat that he offers will be missed.
But having brought in the Obbi Oulare and Aaron Ieya Leseka this summer, there are other options for the Tykes to turn to upfront, and they will no doubt be keen to prove themselves at their new club.
It will be interesting to see if they are able to do that, and with Morris set to be out for quite some time, it could be vital to the Tykes’ hopes of making a strong start to the campaign that they are able to do that.