Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on Dominic Iorfa after the defender appears set for a lengthy spell out injured.
The Owls lost 2-1 at home to Yorkshire rivals Barnsley on Saturday.
But another poor result wasn’t the biggest disappointment of the afternoon. Versatile defender Iorfa came off in the 83rd minute after suffering an Achilles ligament injury.
Speaking after the game, manager Tony Pulis claimed Iorfa will have an operation on Monday or Tuesday and will be out for the rest of the current Championship campaign.
Here are how some Owls supporters reacted to the news.
This might be the worst season I’ve ever witnessed…
— Chris Collindridge (@Chris_swfc) December 12, 2020
Last we’ll see of him then. The relegation clause in his contract will see him gone in the summer
— Jonny Rep (@TrapitJon) December 12, 2020
That’s us deffo down
— Nicholas Buckley (@NickBuckley16) December 12, 2020
— Atdhe Nuhiu (@ATDHENUHIU13) December 12, 2020
At least we’ll be seen as massive in the pub league.
— bobbles (@Worstedjumper) December 12, 2020
Poor training facilities, rushing players back too soo. Been same for many years.
— Andrew O’Sullivan (@andyosull70) December 12, 2020
Hooray welcome to the third tier of football.
— Bernard (@Bernard57184969) December 12, 2020
Iorfa joined the Owls from Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2019 for £250,000.
The 25-year-old has become a key player for the Owls since his move to Hillsborough, illustrated by winning the club’s Player of the Year award last season.
Iorfa is predominantly a centre-back who can feature at right-back. But due to his physical abilities, Pulis has also deployed him as a holding midfielder during his short reign at Hillsborough.
The Owls manager described Iorfa as a Rolls Royce player.
The defeat to Barnsley leaves Wednesday bottom of the Championship table. If Pulis’s task wasn’t challenging to begin with, it has no doubt only become more difficult now.
Should Wednesday go down, Iorfa would certainly be top of the list for potential suitors.