Sheffield United will take no risks over Oli McBurnie ahead of clash with Wolves

Sheffield United will take no risks over Oli McBurnie after the Scottish international striker was taken off in Sunday’s defeat to Arsenal after taking a knock to his foot.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:34 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 11:42 am

McBurnie was introduced off the bench against the Gunners, but made way again shortly after after taking the blow to his foot. He initially carried on after receiving medical treatment on the pitch, but was then replaced by Lys Mousset on the way to United losing 3-0.

Paul Heckingbottom, United’s temporary manager, revealed that McBurnie was taken for an X-ray on the issue ahead of this weekend’s clash with Wolves, who were recently linked with a move for the Scottish international when United’s relegation to the Championship is confirmed.

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Oli McBurnie of Sheffield Utd gets injured against Arsenal: Andrew Yates / Sportimage

“We'll have to see now, the doc's taken him for an X-ray,” Heckingbottom said of McBurnie.

“Another objective is to get through the season without losing players every game. We're hoping he's okay but we'll take no risks.”