Isaac Vassell has suffered an injury setback, according to BBC WM Radio reporter Richard Wilford.
At the time of writing, the report hasn’t been confirmed by the club or manager Garry Monk, but if the news is indeed true, it would be a massive setback. Wilford tweeted:
Sadly stories circulating about a fresh injury setback for @BCFC striker Isaac Vassell are true. Further details likely to emerge when Garry Monk does his media duties this afternoon.
— Richard Wilford (@wilfordwm) August 24, 2018
Our lack of goals this campaign is well documented and many fans were hoping the 24-year-old’s return would help improve things, but the reaction on Twitter was understandably very negative:
When it rains, it pours
— Daniel Jones (@DanOfTheVariety) 24 August 2018
Drat and double drat. That was one little ray of sunshine I was looking forward to.
— Ian Danter (@talkdants) 24 August 2018
Thats us down now
— Simon (@Simon80277713) 24 August 2018
Can we just have a little bit of luck for once ????????
— bluenose mucka (@RichardTonry) 24 August 2018
Oh nooooooooooooo. Nooooooooo.
He has to sign a striker and not a midfielder
— Stu BCFC – KRO (@stuartroberts18) 24 August 2018
Being a bluenose certainly tests your resolve, it is definitely a long long road @KRO
— Richard Jones (@Richard53153803) 24 August 2018
Last signing MUST be another striker then! Never known a club On football to have as much bad luck as us! Unreal!
— Kieran Lynch (@KieranBcfc89) 24 August 2018
Never mind about our bad luck, i feel sorry for the lad himself if it’s another bad one
— Chris Gill (@Cgill1980) 24 August 2018
so the Blues curse is still alive
— BCFC FANS FORUM (@bcfansforum) 24 August 2018
Our season is over. We can’t score goals.
— Rick Lopez (@ViscountViktor) 24 August 2018
There has been no confirmation as to how long Vassell will be out for. Serious knee injuries can have many complications, but his recovery seemed to be going very well.
It was only last week that Monk confirmed that our no.11 was expecting to return after the international break, playing minutes for the under 23s before a first-team comeback. That timescale now looks to be highly doubtful.
If the news is a bad as some fear, it would surely press us into making our final signing of the summer to be another striker.