Huddersfield Town will be without the influential Josh Koroma for the next three months after he picked up a hamstring injury in the midweek win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The 22-year-old has been a major success story for the Terriers since Carlos Corberan was appointed, scoring six goals in the Championship, including the opener against the Owls.
However, he was withdrawn just after the hour mark and there were worries about the extent of his injury. And, speaking to reporter Alfie Burns today, Corberan confirmed that Koroma is unlikely to return until mid-March.
“Unfortunately, he’s not in the perfect condition and we are going to lose Koroma for some months. Maybe around three months we are not going to have him in the team because he has an important injury in the tendon of the hamstring.
“First of all I am always sad when we lose a player because I know how important it is for them to be in a good condition. Koroma has been one of the important players in our squad this year.”
Given the hectic schedule that all Championship clubs are set to embark on, that means the attacker could miss around 18 games.
Jaden Brown replaced Koroma in the week, although Adama Diakhaby seems the most likely replacement for Koroma this weekend as the Yorkshire side travel to take on Bournemouth.
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This is a major setback for Huddersfield as Koroma has been brilliant this season, and it’s not just his goals. He is excellent on the ball, direct in his play and gives them pace to counter.
So, he will be very tough to replace. You also have huge sympathy for the player, as he will be gutted to miss out when he had been flying.
But, these things happen, and it’s down to the others in Corberan’s squad to step up at this crucial period of the campaign.
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