Sheffield United midfielder Paul Coutts did not need surgery after breaking a leg in the weekend win at Burton, manager Chris Wilder has said.
Coutts sustained a season-ending injury when he fractured a tibia in a challenge with Burton forward Marvin Sordell and was carried off in the 51st minute.
â€œWe had some relatively good news, obviously in a poor situation for the boy, and he didnâ€™t need one,â€ Wilder told the clubâ€™s official website.
â€œHeâ€™s out of hospital and back home, but itâ€™s a season-ending injury for us, which is very disappointing.
â€œHeâ€™s in a full cast from thigh to toe and itâ€™s just a healing process now of the tibia, which he fractured and itâ€™s just time.â€
Coutts had been instrumental in the Bladesâ€™ promotion challenge this season, featuring in all bar one of their Sky Bet Championship matches.
â€œItâ€™s very disappointing, but we talked about it after the game â€“ itâ€™s a contact sport and players have to put their bodies on the line,â€ Wilder added.
â€œPaul was fully committed to taking that shot on, I wouldnâ€™t expect anything less, and unfortunately heâ€™s suffered off the back of it.â€
Source: By Stuart Walker