Steve Bruce “fears the worst” over the knee injury Miguel Almiron suffered in Saturday night’s 1-1 draw with Wolves.
He does accept it’s a little “too early” to say how bad either are, with Allan Saint-Maximin also a huge worry after limping off the field holding his groin, however his comments on Almiron – arguably our best player since the turn of the year – are concerning.
Here’s what Bruce had to say when asked about the pair after the game:
Bruce then had this to say on Miguel Almiron in his post-match interview with the written press – half an hour after he’d spoke to Sky Sports:
“The way he was at half-time told it all.
“He’s a wonderful pro and he was in distress so let’s hope it’s not that bad.
“We’ll have scans tomorrow and see how it is but it’s too early to speculate how serious it was.”
Interesting that he goes from “we fear the worst” (on Sky Sports) to “it’s too early to speculate how serious it is” when speaking to the written press.
Either way, it’s going to be a hammer blow to our survival hopes if both Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin have suffered serious injuries.
There were signs against Wolves to suggest we can just about cope without Wilson, but to lose two more of our most influential attackers would be devastating.
Let’s hope and pray those scans don’t show any serious damage…