One of Fulham’s summer signings has taken to Twitter to issue his own injury update…
In his pursuit of full fitness, Manor Solomon has suffered a serious setback and will now be missing for the foreseeable future.
He tweeted: “The last few days have been difficult for me. I injured my knee in a friendly game which caused me to have a surgery and miss the next few months. Thank you for your messages and support, I’ll be back stronger and better, see you soon.”
Based on his verdict of a “few months”, the winger will probably not feature again for the Cottagers until after the World Cup in the winter.
Having been given the freedom to leave Shakhtar Donetsk on loan, it seemed that Marco Silva had landed something of a coup to bolster his squad with the 23-year-old.
However, the Cottagers are now back at square one with cover in the wide attacking areas. The club’s continued interest in Justin Kluivert could be indicative of how important it was to get in a winger of Solomon’s quality.
Last season for Shakhtar, he managed four goals and one assist in just 16 league outings, but with eight of those being substitute appearances, it actually makes for a very impressive return. The Israel international also has earned invaluable experience playing in the Champions League across multiple seasons.
He came to Craven Cottage having played at a higher level than many in Silva’s squad, which could have been instrumental in his performances against some of the Premier League’s leading lights.
In fact, the forward actually claimed in 2020 that Manchester City had made an attempt to purchase him, which suggests that Silva was shopping off the top shelf with this deal. Indeed, the Israeli gem scored against City in a 1-1 draw the previous year, which shows that he can make his mark against some of the best teams in Europe.
To lose a player of such ability and experience for so long will be gutting for Silva, who will hope to have him back for the second half of the season to potentially steer them away from the relegation battle that some have predicted for the Cottagers.