Injuries compound Blades miserable start to the season

Injury troubles for Sheffield United has been a big topic of discussion ever since Paul Heckingbottom and his staff have taken charge. Now, both John Egan and Tom Davies are facing months on the sidelines. The situation adds more challenges to their squad as they approach the resumption of the Premier League season after the international break.

Chris Basham’s horrific injury further complicates matters, requiring a second operation following the initial surgery over the weekend. This leaves the Blades with only Anel Ahmedhodzic, Auston Trusty and Jack Robinson as the team’s fit centre-backs, likely meaning a change of shape from 5-3-2 is in the offing.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: Tom Davies and Rhian Brewster of Sheffield United applaud the fans at full-time following the Premier League match between West Ham United and Sheffield United at London Stadium on September 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Rhian Brewster is still striving to get back to full fitness following his 11-month absence from the first team due to a hamstring injury. He has made two substitute appearances in the final ten minutes of United’s last two games. Rhys Norrington-Davies is still sidelined from his hamstring tear that he suffered last October.

On a positive note, George Baldock will likely be back to 100% following the international break. The Blades face Manchester United and Arsenal back-to-back before facing Wolves, Brighton and Bournemouth to round off November.

We are nearing desperation mode for Sheffield United as it looks like a strong possibility the club will enter early November with only a single point on the board.




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