Diafra Sakho has been sensational since signing from Metz in the summer.
Seven goals in seven starts and a consistent goal scorer we’ve been craving for so many years now. His energy, determination and passion shines through whenever he plays and you just know he could end up as club legend if the club hangs on to him for four or five years and he can keep his goal scoring exploits.
But our worst nightmares were confirmed this afternoon when Jack Sullivan told his Twitter followers that Sakho will miss our next two games against Stoke and Aston Villa through a shoulder injury picked up in Saturday’s win against Man City. We were hoping to see him break a Premier League record by becoming the first player to score seven goals in his first seven top-flight starts when we visited the Britannia Stadium next Saturday, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer for it.
As expected, though, fans on Twitter had a bit of a breakdown upon hearing the news. Who can blame them?
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) October 27, 2014
Sakho missing the next 2 games through injury https://t.co/34EJpVXGXx
— AARON CRESSWELL (@Tjdunn92) October 27, 2014
Sakho injured breaks my heart
— Ed Rolph (@Rolphyy14) October 27, 2014
Don't worry. I reckon enner and carlton/mauro can work up top just as well without sakho for 2-3 games.
— GDB (@georgiebrooks63) October 27, 2014
Diafra Sakho is injured pic.twitter.com/MCtuWeYFLu
— Jack Gambardella (@jackgambardella) October 27, 2014
Why sakho why??!! 🙁 NOOOOOOOOO
— ⚒ Terry ⚒ (@terrypateman84) October 27, 2014
Oh well Sakho is injured. The squad is a strong one this year tho so a few options. Hope Zarate is fit
— RICHWHU/RJTHEGAME (@RockyWhu) October 27, 2014
Will we miss Sakho? Who will be the best option to replace him while he’s sidelined? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.