Many Sheffield United fans made their feelings known as they reacted on Twitter to news surrounding Jack O’Connell.
A report from journalist Alan Nixon, claims that the defender, who missed a large portion of last season with injury could be set to miss all of 2021/22 as well following a new knee surgery. The news is a huge blow for new Blades boss Slavisa Jokanovic who will have to prepare for a season without the defender who was with the Blades when they won promotion from the Championship during the 2018/19 season.
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Having already spent 10 months away from the pitch with his last injury and after undergoing knee surgery, the 27-year old just can’t seem to catch a break as he looks to come back from such a devastating injury.
What have Blades fans been saying about O’Connell’s injury setback?
“Terrible news. I doubt we will see him in a Blades shirt again. Good luck Jack with the recovery.”
“Unfortunately I think that’s his career done. Poor lad. Some career he would’ve had too”
“Tragic. Lad was streets ahead of Mings. Now his career could be almost over. Hope he can come back and get another 7 years or so.”
“We have to get someone in urgently”
By the time O’Connell gets near the pitch again for the Blades he could have spent up to 20 months on the sidelines so it will be a huge ask for him to try and get back to the level he was at prior to his injuries.
The Blades certainly missed his presence last season with O’Connell only managing to make two appearances, in contrast to the previous campaign where the defender appeared 33 times as the Blades finished in the top half of the Premier League.