Blackburn’s Bradley Dack is set for a lengthy spell out after it was confirmed that he did suffer a cruciate knee ligament injury against Brentford on Friday night.
The 27-year-old was forced off in agony towards the end of the defeat against the Bees, and there was immediate concern that the influential attacking midfielder would be out for a long time.
And, those worst fears have been shared today, as boss Tony Mowbray revealed Dack is going to have surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament.
Of course, this is nothing new for Dack, as the ex-Gillingham man missed 15 months from the same injury before returning earlier this season.
Therefore, the fans are understandably gutted for the player, as well as recognising how big a blow this will be for the team, as Dack had scored two in three before he was forced off.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Twitter to the bad news…
— meg🌞 (@megalison9) March 16, 2021
— Jessica Allcock (@jessrovers) March 16, 2021
Gutted 😢 https://t.co/LYsN6lLee0
— Simon Woodford (@woodford_simon) March 16, 2021
😔😔😔😔 got to feel for the guy just as he was starting to get some form back! https://t.co/M3jzygoSW1
— Si Middlehurst ™© (@MiddyMiddlehurs) March 16, 2021
Just simply heartbreaking. https://t.co/Pq5904gB1k
— jamie (@Lisaandjamie1) March 16, 2021
— Rebecca (@Rebzy09) March 16, 2021
He is so strong he can get through this! Speedy recovery dacky! But it’s such a horrible & heartbreaking thing for him as a player & a lad 🥺💙✨😢 https://t.co/7cIYiL3kAk
— – 𝑹𝒂𝒄𝒉 💖 (@rach_smiith) March 16, 2021