Morgan Gibbs-White looks set to remain at Sheffield United for the rest of the season, however the Blades could be without the midfielder for at least a few weeks due to injury.
As my colleague Tim says here, Gibbs-White back at Wolves for treatment. Will return to Blades once fit. Suggestion on Friday from Heckingbottom was MGW be out for 'couple of weeks'. Likelihood seems a little bit longer. #twitterblades https://t.co/uQJ1JnU7RS
— Richard Sutcliffe (@RSooty73) January 4, 2022
The 21-year-old arrived at Bramall Lane on loan from Wolves in the summer and he has quickly established himself as a key performer for the Yorkshire side. In 16 Championship fixtures, Gibbs-White has scored five goals and registered four assists, and impressed generally.
Therefore, Sheffield United were worried Wanderers could recall the playmaker, although that seems unlikely now.
But, Gibbs-White has returned to the Black Country now, as he has further tests on a knee injury that forced him off at half-time of the Blades previous game at Fulham.
And, reporter Richard Sutcliffe has revealed that Paul Heckingbottom’s initial assessment of being without Gibbs-White for just a matter of weeks may have been slightly optimistic.
“Gibbs-White back at Wolves for treatment. Will return to Blades once fit. Suggestion on Friday from Heckingbottom was MGW be out for ‘couple of weeks’. Likelihood seems a little bit longer.”
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This is concerning for Sheffield United as even though they haven’t played since before Christmas, they were flying and Gibbs-White was key to that.
So, if they have to without him for even just one game, he will be missed as he has been excellent this season and is key to the way they play.
The nature of this update suggests further tests are needed and all connected to the Blades will be hoping it’s not serious. Either way, you would expect Gibbs-White to miss a few games this month, including the cup tie at Wolves which he would’ve missed anyway, so it’s down to others to step up in his absence.
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