Huddersfield Town boss Neil Warnock has revealed that defender Jaheim Headley could be out for a couple of weeks with injury.
The Terriers are currently rock bottom of the table following back-to-back 4-0 defeats against Burnley and Coventry City, leaving them seven points from safety. Huddersfield now face a vitally important game against Bristol City on Tuesday night, with the midweek matchup acting as their game in hand on the teams above them.
However, the Terriers will have to do it without young defender Headley who was substituted off after just 18 minutes in the weekend’s defeat. Speaking to the club, Warnock revealed that the 21-year-old has gone for scans on the hamstring problem, with the situation now a waiting game of knowing when he will return.
NW: "Bristol have a front four that are as good as anything in the league, so we'll have to defend better than we have been against them.
"Jaheim Headley has gone for a scan this morning. It's his hamstring, so depending on how that goes it could be a couple of weeks."#htafc
— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) March 6, 2023
Disappointment for Headley…
As much of a blow as the injury will be for Warnock given the Terriers’ daunting league position, it’s also a blow for Headley who had begun to enjoy a run in the side following the return from his loan move at League Two side Harrogate Town.
The 21-year-old proved his versatility and importance at Harrogate with 25 appearances coming before he returned to The John Smith’s Stadium.
Since moving back to West Yorkshire, Headley was a second-half substitute twice before taking up a starting roll on the left-hand side of the defence, even scoring and assisting in the important 2-1 win against Birmingham City.
Headley was replaced by Brahima Diarra for only his 13th appearance of the season, and with Josh Ruffels not named in the weekend’s squad and yet to return from injury, it’s unclear who will replace Headley on the left-hand side.
Huddersfield host Bristol City on Tuesday night, with kick-off at 7:45pm.