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Gaffer provides Coutts update

20 November 2017

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Blades boss Chris Wilder has revealed Paul Coutts will not face surgery on the fractured tibia he suffered at Burton Albion on Friday night.

Early fears were that Coutts, who will now miss the rest of the campaign, would have to go under the knife following the incident at the Pirelli Stadium, but Wilder has allayed those initial concerns.

Speaking on Monday morning, the Gaffer remarked: "We had some relatively good news in a poor situation, Paul doesn't need surgery.

"He's out of hospital now and back at home with his family, but it's a season ending injury which is really disappointing.

"Paul's is in a full cast from thigh to toe and it's just a healing process now of the tibia which is fractured.

"It's very disappointing news for us, but more importantly Paul, who was playing and has done since I arrived, at the top of his game."

The manager added: "Paul's in good spirits, he'll be fine. I've spoken to him and Billy has been to see him.

"He'll be back for pre-season, he's said some nice things about the club and how he's been treated, and he's been an integral part in our success.

"His attitude has been outstanding and his play first-class, he is a massive loss for me as the manager, but more so for him when he is in the form of his life."

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