Ankle injury inflicted by tackle at Newcastle United
- Elias Kachunga to miss final six games through injury
- Attacker's ankle ligaments damaged by tackle at Newcastle
- Reaction from Head Coach David Wagner
Town attacker Elias Kachunga has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017/18 Premier League season due to the tackle that forced him off the pitch during Saturday’s game at Newcastle United.
The 25 year-old DR Congo international was the recipient of a strong challenge from Newcastle loanee Kenedy by the corner flag that forced him off the pitch after 56 minutes, despite his initial effort to continue playing after on-the-field treatment.
A scan on the injured ankle on Monday has revealed that the forward has significant damage to the ligaments of his right ankle, ruling him out of the rest of the current campaign.
It’s a particularly bitter blow for the man who was Town’s top scorer during last season’s promotion, as his start in the Newcastle game was his first since recovering from the knee injury he sustained in a challenge at Watford on 16 December.
Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner explained:
“Everyone is absolutely gutted for ‘Kache’, because we have all seen how hard he worked to get back to fitness after the knee injury he picked up late last year. For this to happen to him so soon again is cruel.
“We will give him all the support we can as he recovers, and I know he will do everything he can to be back as soon as possible.
“We have six very exciting games left to play this season and, although he is disappointed and angry now, Elias will still be a big part of the group as we battle to secure our Premier League place for next season. He’s an amazingly positive character.”