Wright blow for Blades
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Alan Wright is out for seven months after damaging his cruciate ligament.Sheffield United's promotion hopes have been handed a dent with the news that Alan Wright faces a prolonged spell on the sidelines after damaging his cruciate ligament.
The veteran full back will be out of action for seven months due to the extent of the injury sustained in Saturday's game with Brighton.
Initial diagnosis suggested joint damage but scans have now revealed that a more serious injury has been suffered.
Blades boss Neil Warnock has spoken of his disappointment, especially as Wright had only just forced his way back into the first team.
''I am absolutely gutted for Alan, he has just got back in, was playing well and then this happens,'' Warnock told the club's official website.
''Now he will be missing until pre-season but he will be back.''