Jack O'Connell: Chris Wilder says Sheffield United defender could be out for season

Jack Robinson took the place of the 26-year-old in Sunday's Yorkshire derby against Leeds

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Image: Sheffield United defender Jack O'Connell could miss the rest of season

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says defender Jack O'Connell could be out for the season with a serious knee injury.

O'Connell started in Sheffield United's opening-day defeat to Wolves but did not feature against Burnley in the Carabao Cup as Wilder made a number of changes to his starting eleven.

Jack Robinson took the place of the 26-year-old in Sunday's Yorkshire derby against Leeds.

"Jack O'Connell is possibly out for the season and probably needs a knee operation," Wilder told BT Sport.

"He tried to come back and then had to have a scan. We had to adjust pretty quickly and he established himself in the Premier League last season. It is a huge blow for him and us."

O'Connell played 33 times in the Premier League last season and has made 177 appearances for Sheffield United in all competitions since joining the club from Brentford in 2016.

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