Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood has given an update on his fitness after undergoing surgery following the club’s promotion-winning season.
The 28-year-old had the procedure to rectify a hernia problem but has revealed that the operation was a complete success and will be looking to be fit for the start of the Premier League season.
Writing on Instagram, alongside a photograph of himself in his hospital bed, Norwood said: “Successful surgery! Road to recovery starts now.”
Norwood played a huge role in the Blades season, playing 43 times, scoring three times and laying on nine more for his teammates.
It marks the third season in a row that the midfielder has been promoted to the Premier League having achieved the feat with Brighton and Hove Albion in 2017 and Fulham in 2018.
However, he is remarkably still yet to make a single appearance in the top-flight of English football although that will almost certainly change during the 2019/20 campaign.
The Blades will need Norwood fit and firing from the start.
I don’t think you can stress the importance of his role in the Blades midfield enough. He kept a well oiled machine ticking over beautifully in the middle and became close to irreplaceable.
Wilder will not want to make too many transfers during the summer so keeping key men like Norwood fit is a must.