Billy Sharp to miss rest of Sheffield United's season after undergoing surgery

Billy Sharp, the Sheffield United skipper, will miss the rest of United’s season after undergoing surgery on the injury that has kept him out in recent weeks.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 10:32 am

Sharp has not featured since United’s 5-0 defeat at Leicester in mid-March, with stand-in boss Paul Heckingbottom saying at the time that the skipper had suffered a “hip flexor” injury.

And Sharp revealed today that he will miss the rest of the season after the problem was identified as being worse than was first feared.

"Always gutting to miss games so to be ruled out for the rest of the season hurts,” Sharp posted on Instagram, alongside a picture of him recuperating in hospital.

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"Sadly the injury was worse than I’d hoped but the operation went well and [I] will be back stronger next season, to get my 250th goal in front of a packed Bramall Lane.”

The United skipper scored five goals in his 19 appearances this season.

Billy Sharp has not played since United's 5-0 defeat at Leicester in mid-March. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP)