Sheffield United suffered a triple injury ahead of tonight’s game with news that Sander Berge, Oliver Burke and Ethan Ampadu may not be playing again this season.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, interim manager Paul Heckingbottom said he doesn’t expect the three to return.
“Burke has a broken foot which will put him out for the season.
“Sander took a little trouble in the last game, so we’ll have to assess him by the end of the season, but we’re not taking any chances.
“With Sander, let me stress, it has nothing to do with his previous injury, it’s 100% good, but just the nature of being away for so long and he’s been trying hard to get over it. form. He’s played times in games for us and picked up other natural issues that come with him.
“So we won’t risk it. If he’s fit, okay, no problem, but at this point in the season where we’re at and the fact that he’s been out for so long and worked really hard to get back. we won’t risk it by the end of the season.
“With Burke, we’ll be guided by the scans on this.
“When you have a broken foot you can have simple fractures that you put a boot on and let it heal naturally or there are some that require surgery and pins, so we’ll be guided by the scans on that. and we will be led. by the medical team.
“Ethan has pelvic issues, which he has had for a while and naturally most footballers he has dealt with throughout the season, but it got worse and gradually erupted. “
“He will probably be out for the season. “