Barnsley have confirmed this morning that following medical advice leading scorer Kieffer Moore will miss the rest of the season.
The Tykes signed Moore from Ipswich Town in January 2018 for an undisclosed fee. He has made an immediate impact in South Yorkshire, scoring twenty-two goals in fifty-one appearances.
The twenty-six-year-old has been absent since he suffered a concussion in a clash of heads with Gabriel Zakuani during the Tykes 4-1 win at Gillingham at the start of February. The former Ipswich Town and Rotherham striker received treatment from paramedics after the incident and spent the night in hospital after the match.
Zakuani is also out for the season after he suffered ankle ligament damage as a result of the aerial collision.
Moore was in a rich vein of form before his injury, scoring five goals in six games and it was the news no Barnsley fan wanted to hear as they look to achieve automatic promotion from League One.
The Tykes are second in the table, two points ahead of Sunderland, although the Black Cats have a game in hand.
Supporters took to Twitter to express their disappointment and wish the player a speedy recovery. Here is a selection of their responses.
Get well soon Kieffer ?⚪ pic.twitter.com/ne1Fts7maP
— Tom Hydes (@TomFHydes) February 28, 2019
— mart (@redttyke) February 28, 2019
Get well soon big lad , ready for championship next season ❤?❤
— 3divred (@3divred) February 28, 2019
Get well soon @KRFMoore will be a big miss for us in the run in ⚽️⚽️
— daz (@darrensenior1) February 28, 2019
Best striker we have faced this season along with Lyle Taylor. Far too good for League One.
— Not Randle (@FingerOfBungle) February 28, 2019
That horrible collision put Moore and Zakuani out for the season. Hopefully both make a full recovery.
— Andrew White (@Andrew_GFC_GTCC) February 28, 2019
Absolutely devastating news but has to be done for @KRFMoore to be well. Let's get promotion for him lads!! YOU REDS!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️?⚪?⚪?⚪
— Tina Price ⫩ ⫩ ⫩ (@tinaprice01rrr) February 28, 2019
Safe & Speedy Recovery KM……A massive blow…..it’s now down to pure graft from all until the final whistle…..every game a cup final ?come on Reds ? let’s get what we deserve ? ????
— Chalky White (@YoungChalkster) February 28, 2019
Damn!! @KRFMoore get well soon, health is far more important. From a fan point of view, DAMN! Team is good but will struggle without his input.
— sally vollans (@SallyVollans) February 28, 2019
Nasty incident, looked very serious at the time, wishing all the best ?
— Smithy (@lillegs85) February 28, 2019