Sheffield United’s Oli McBurnie admitted he is ‘devastated’ after he was ruled out for a few months with a serious foot injury.
Devastated but it’s life and there’s nothing we can do. Will be supporting the boys for the rest of the season, ready for them to fire us back up to where we belong! Thanks for all the messages of support ⚔️❤️ https://t.co/1Xar1cPCkA
— Oli McBurnie (@oli_mcburnie) April 21, 2022
The Scotsman has had a tough year, failing to score in the Championship, but he had been an important player for Paul Heckingbottom in recent weeks due to the ridiculous injury crisis that has left the Blades short of senior strikers.
However, McBurnie was forced off with an injury in the defeat to Reading on Good Friday and the club confirmed yesterday that the 25-year-old is facing ‘months’ out on the sidelines due to a ligament problem.
And, taking to Twitter, McBurnie gave an update to the fans as he shared his disappointment at missing the run-in.
“Devastated but it’s life and there’s nothing we can do. Will be supporting the boys for the rest of the season, ready for them to fire us back up to where we belong! Thanks for all the messages of support.”
Morgan Gibbs-White and Iliman Ndiaye were used in the most advanced roles against Bristol City last time out, although Billy Sharp is nearing a return after his own injury woes.
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You have to feel sorry for McBurnie as picking up an injury at this stage of the season is the last thing that any player wants.
Even if he was struggling for goals, he was still contributing to the team with the way he lead the line and acted as the focal point.
But, it’s now down to the others to step up, with the injuries having really hit the Blades hard as they chase a play-off place and then a return to the Premier League.
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