Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining a fractured foot.
The midfielder was absent from Swansea City’s matchday squad to face Huddersfield Town yesterday having picked up the injury in the Millwall game before the international break.
It is a cruel blow for Gibbs-White, who had made an brilliant start to life on loan at the Liberty Stadium.
He bagged on his league debut against Preston North End last month, and he also provided an assist against Millwall.
Gibbs-White has regularly been praised for his performances in Wales, with his creativity going down very well with supporters.
But it will be a while before the youngster can build up a head of steam again, with Swansea boss Steve Cooper saying the recovery period will be around three months (Wales Online).
The player said on Twitter: “Absolutely gutted to be out after a good start to the season but I will be back stronger and ready to compete.”
— Morgan Gibbs-White (@Morgangibbs27) October 17, 2020
The setback is hugely frustrating for Wolves, who want Gibbs-White to thrive in 2020/21 so he can put himself back into contention for a first-team place.
Hopefully, the player can pick up from where he left off in early 2021, and show everyone back at Molineux that he has a part to play next term.
On social media, Gibbs-White’s importance to Swansea is clear, with fans expressing their dismay about the Wolves man’s injury blow:
— ChickenDinhio (@CDinhio) October 17, 2020
— ForeverJACK #FeGodwnNiEto 🏴 (@ForeverJACK) October 17, 2020
— Luke 🦢🇮🇪 (@Luke_SCFC_) October 17, 2020
Damn, that is a blow.
— Mark Jones (@MarkJonesRib) October 17, 2020
🤦🏻♂️That’s a huge blow. He’s been instrumental in starting attacking threats and preventing counter attacks from developing against us.
— TotalSwansTV (TSTV) (@TotalSwansTV) October 17, 2020
— SJG (@Psychalic) October 17, 2020
Heart breaking that is been our best player
— Liam Thomas (@liamthomas88) October 17, 2020
Gutted….big player to lose
— Matthew Price (@cymrupricey) October 17, 2020
That news about Gibbs-White is a bit of a downer ☹️
— Nigel Davies #BackToJack (@touchfarvetched) October 17, 2020