Barnsley suffer huge injury blow as leading scorer ruled out

Barnsley’s hopes of a swift return to the Championship took a blow this weekend as striker Kieffer Moore was admitted to hospital after falling awkwardly during their match against Gillingham.

Moore bagged the opener as the Tykes ran wild, with Cauley Woodrow adding two more as they ran riot. The home side pulled one back through Elliott List, before a collision between Moore and Gabriel Zakuani caused major concern.

The striker was rushed to hospital and remained there overnight as his side added a fourth late into injury time. The 4-1 win saw them remain second, keeping the three-point gap between themselves and Portsmouth. Sunderland’s draw with Oxford meant they extend their lead over the Black Cats, who do have two games in hand.

It won’t be the narrow margins in the table concerning Daniel Stendel though, it will be the condition of Moore. He’s now been released from hospital, as a statement from the club confirmed.

“Barnsley Football Club can confirm that Kieffer Moore has been discharged from hospital. The striker fell heavily in the 82nd minute of the Reds’ 1-4 victory over Gillingham. He was assisted by the medical staff from both clubs and paramedics on the scene. Kieffer will be continually assessed in the coming days, but is now currently at home resting.”

Moore has scored 18 goals in 31 matches for the Tykes, having bagged 13 in 25 for Rotherham on loan in League One last season.

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Having sold Brad Potts in the transfer window, the Tykes offering going forward has been weakened but up to this weekend it showed no signs of slowing.

They took Gillingham apart with relative ease, sending the Gills into the bottom four. There’s bound to be concerns over Moore, he unlikely to make this weekend’s game against Wycombe, but in Cauley Woodrow they have another deadly marksman.


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