Fulham boss Scott Parker has confirmed that midfielder Josh Onomah has been ruled out for around six weeks after undergoing surgery on his knee injury.
Onomah missed Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Derby on Friday night due to the problem he suffered against Barnsley, and the Fulham head coach has now revealed to the club website that the 22-year-old will miss six weeks of action after surgery on Saturday.
The midfielder had established himself as a regular starter in the side after finding his feet at Craven Cottage following his permanent switch from Tottenham over the summer, but Parker will now need to identify a midfield replacement for him.
Onomah has made a total of 26 senior appearances for the Cottagers this term, but the club has now taken to Twitter to share the news that he will now miss a considerable chunk of the remainder of the season.
— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) February 26, 2020
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Plenty of Fulham supporters responded by expressing their sadness at this latest development, while others suggested the squad’s continuing injury problems could go on to hold them back in their promotion bid this season.
Here are some of the responses…
We are done
— Cameron. (@cameron_ffc) February 26, 2020
Can never build up momentum and keep the same team for a few games on the bounce . That’s the biggest difference between now and the promotion season
— Zolly11 (@Zolly114) February 26, 2020
We’ve got plenty of more than capable midfielders to step in if used properly
— Pat Dodds (@fulhampat) February 26, 2020
Sorry about this for him but he has lots to learn – get Steph back in a he brings pace and tenacity to the team.
— peter howard (@sleepysilvery) February 26, 2020
— sëb (@FFCSeb) February 26, 2020
😭 why do all our players keep getting long term injuries bye
— C̳h̳r̳i̳s̳t̳i̳a̳n̳e̳ (@urghbusani) February 26, 2020
Think we will miss you wishing you a speedy recovery
— paul hitchins (@hitchp1) February 26, 2020