Sheffield United have been left sweating over the fitness of captain and top scorer Billy Sharp after the striker pulled up with a hamstring injury during the second half of the Blades’ 2-0 win over Barnsley at Bramall Lane on Saturday.
Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom confirmed Sharp will receive a scan later on this week to reveal the extent of the damage.
He said: “The only plus I can take from it at the minute is Bill’s experienced enough to know his body, so he knew it was a muscle injury, and stopped straight away.”
The Sheffield United manager will be praying the injury will not sideline his key man for the remaining eight games of the Championship season.
“It’s got time to settle down. He’ll do nothing in the next 48 hours. He’ll be icing it and relaxing. We’ll get the scan later on in the week then take it from there”, Heckingbottom added.
Sheffield United’s skipper has contributed with a total of 14 goals and seven assists in the league this season.
He also became the Championships’s all-time leading goalscorer in January of this year, notching his 122nd goal in the second tier of English football at London Road against Peterborough to elevate himself above David Nugent into top spot.
Sheffield United will return to Championship action after the international break away to Stoke City on Saturday 2nd April.