Sunderland boss Lee Johnson confirmed on Thursday that summer signing Niall Huggins is facing at least three months out with a back injury.
And, as to be expected, a number of Black Cats supporters have been reacting to the news on social media.
His only League One start came against Cheltenham Town last month, and Johnson has now revealed details of his injury ahead of the club’s trip to Gillingham this weekend.
Johnson confirmed that the 20-year-old has a history of stress fractures, with his latest back issue set to keep him out for a minimum of three months, meaning he’ll miss the rest of the calendar year.
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Sunderland fans react
Sunderland wished Huggins well in his recovery on their official Twitter page on Thursday evening. This is what these fans had to say in reply, with one labelling it as a ‘big blow’.
“Speedy recovery Niall, gutted for you”
“Huge blow speedy recovery”
“Didn’t realise it was as bad or as long, hope ya recover asap then Niall lad ”
“Speedy recovery Niall”
“Speedy recovery Nial. We got a glimpse of your talent and can’t wait to see you again!”
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