Paul Dummett’s 2020 has just gone from bad to worse, with The Chronicle revealing this morning that the defender has suffered a new injury setback.
He’s not appeared in the Premier League since suffering a tendon injury in that 1-1 draw with Wolves way back in January, and he’s now expected to be missing for the remainder of the year.
Dummett actually stepped up his recovery recently with run outs for our U-23’s against Fulham and Leeds, however it looks like he won’t be back until for at least another six weeks – meaning Bruce will be without him for the busy festive period.
Although this weekend’s clash with Chelsea will come too soon, he seems to think they’ll be nearing a return to action before the month is out:
“Dwight Gayle is going along nicely, Martin Dubravka and so is Jonjo Shelvey.
“We’re hoping – and I don’t want to put anybody under pressure – that certainly after the international break in two or three weeks time they will be there or thereabouts.”
With the festive period set to be a testing time on already tired legs, let’s hope all three are back alongside the likes of Matt Ritchie and Callum Wilson.
We’d also like to wish Paul Dummett a speedy recovery after what must’ve been a nightmare year for him on the sidelines!