Having seen his development set back in recent seasons due to an unfortunate run of injuries, a loan to Hull City was meant to help 20-year-old winger Harry Wilson get himself back on track and perhaps to even push himself into contention for a first team role at Liverpool next season.
Instead, in his third appearance for Hull since joining them on loan at the end of January, Wilson has suffered another injury and is expected to miss at least a month. That’s the bad news. The good news is that he’s suffered ligament damage in his shoulder—an upper rather than lower body injury.
It will mean he won’t be able to play or train, but at least it’s not an injury that would be expected to limit his mobility when he does return to action, hopefully in time to help Hull in their efforts to survive in England’s second division—something he had been doing quite well until his injury.
Wilson has scored a goal and won a penalty in his three Hull appearances and was key in helping them to win all three points against Nottingham Forrest that pulled them just barely out of the relegation zone—they’re currently level on points but ahead of the drop on goal differential.
His injury came in Hull’s FA Cup tie with Chelsea, which saw his teammates miss the penalty he earned and in the end lose 4-0 to the Premier League side following his removal due to the injury.