Championship

Sam McQueen out for the rest of the season

Sam McQueen out for the rest of the season

Middlesbrough have been one of the form teams in the Championship this season, with promotion to the Premier League well within their reach. 

Tony Pulis has completely redefined Boro in the current campaign after the heartbreak of the play-offs last season, with automatic promotion looking achievable. Although, they suffered a setback on the injury front recently, as according to The Daily Echo, Sam McQueen has ruptured the ACL in his knee. 

The defender joined Middlesbrough on loan in the summer and picked up the season-ending injury in their Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

McQueen was stretchered off in the 20th minute of the game and Tony Pulis has since revealed the extent of the injury the defender suffered.

Here’s what he had to say: 

“Sam’s news is not good,”

“He’s done his cruciate so I don’t think we’ll have him for a very long time.”

THE VERDICT:

Sam McQueen has made six appearances since joining on loan in the summer and could have played a big part in their campaign if it wasn’t for the injury he picked up on Tuesday night.

However, it now remains to be seen as to whether the defender will return to his parent club to recover, with a long road ahead of him.

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