Revealed: How long Sheffield United's John Egan will be out for after suffering toe injury at West Ham

Sheffield United have been dealt yet another blow in a season of injury issues after Chris Wilder, the Blades boss, revealed that defender John Egan will miss EIGHT weeks with a dislocated toe.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 10:54 am

Egan was stretchered off during United’s defeat at West Ham United on Monday evening, after hurting himself in a collision with Jesse Lingard.

Wilder admitted after the game that “it didn’t look good” when a “tough, Irish boy” like Egan immediately called for medical assistance.

And ahead of tomorrow’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage, Wilder revealed Egan will be out for eight weeks.

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“He needs an operation on a dislocated toe,” Wilder revealed.

“It’s a situation where John’s gone to block a shot and we knew he was in trouble straightaway. It’s a big blow to lose him for eight weeks.

“I do feel we’ve been cursed with injuries. I feel for the medical staff, they’ve been outstanding for two or three years.

Sheffield United's John Egan is attended to by medics before being stretchered off at West Ham (Glyn Kirk/Pool via AP)

“We’ve had big injuries that have hurt us, there was talk about overplaying and muscle injuries but we’ve had few of them. We’ve had John Fleck falling and breaking his back, Jack O’Connell colliding with Dean Henderson, Oli McBurnie falling and hurting his shoulder and now John Egan hurting himself making a tackle.”

John Fleck, who missed out at the London Stadium after being rushed to hospital with an unspecified illness, has undergone further tests.

“We’ve got the results back and he’s being monitored at the moment,” Wilder said on the Scottish international.

“So I’ve got no real news about his return, which is hugely disappointing.”