Blades sweat on Jam

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder faces an anxious wait for news on Jamal Blackman's injury after the on-loan goalkeeper was stretchered off at QPR on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, 2nd November 2017, 5:02 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:17 am
Chris Basham of Sheffield Utd thanks Jamal Blackman. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Blackman’s situation compounded a disappointing evening for United, who were knocked off top spot in the Championship after a 1-0 defeat to Ian Holloway’s men and also lost George Baldock to injury.

Although the right-back’s withdrawal was later explained as a tight hamstring, Blackman’s injury appeared more serious as he collided with Cameron Carter-Vickers and dropped the ball after falling awkwardly, allowing Idrissa Sylla an early tap in.

The on-loan Chelsea goalkeeper was taken to hospital after leaving the pitch on a stretcher, and Wilder admitted: “We’ve not had the best of nights in term of injury. We had to change the shape around when I thought we were having a decent period of the game.

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“We’ll do the necessary scans on both players.

“Blackman’s looked a really awkward fall. I don’t know where it’s going to be until we get the results from the experts.”

Blackman was replaced by Simon Moore, making his first appearance of the season after sustaining a knee injury in pre-season. United, who dropped to third, face Hull City at Bramall Lane on Saturday.