Blades' injury crisis worsens

Last updated : 08 October 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
1220109287_spt_ai_sheffutd_cardiff_04He's jeered on his debut and then heavily clatters into a goalpost to net his side an equaliser against their neighbours. Richard Cresswell, the on loan Stoke man, has joined the influx of names in the Bramall Lane treatment room.

The versatile attacker suffered cracked ribs for his troubles in last Saturday's South Yorkshire Derby versus Doncaster Rovers - this has reportedly ruled the extremely unfortunate and brave 32-year-old out for a month!

This has left Kevin Blackwell, the Blades boss, not at all happy over yet another injury. He said: "It's another blow. It is another injury that has come out of nowhere but we just have to get on with it.

"I will speak to the doctor about the length of time we will be without him but Richard is a tough lad - he showed that by carrying on during Saturday's game. We will have to wait and see."

Jamie Ward - Out for a further 3-4 weeks
Nick Montgomery - Will miss 2 months
Gary Speed - ???
Derek Geary - ???
Lee Williamson - ???
Gary Naysmith - Late 2009/Early 2010
James Harper - Short injury
Andy Taylor - Short injury
Matt Kilgallon - Been unavailable twice this season
Keith Treacy - Feared to miss the rest of the season - only a short injury though
Ched Evans - Not fully fit
Paddy Kenny - Banned

That's a damn lot of unavailable/have been unavailable players.

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