Chong returns to Man United after groin injury on loan at Birmingham

Tahith Chong returns to Manchester United after suffering a groin injury on loan at Birmingham City with the winger expected to miss four to five months after undergoing surgery

  • Tahith Chong suffered a groin injury during a Birmingham City training session 
  • The Manchester United youngster had impressed on loan at Birmingham
  • Chong returns to United after undergoing a surgery following his injury  

Tahith Chong has been sent back to Manchester United after suffering a groin injury on loan at Birmingham City. 

The 21-year-old has been getting regular football at the Championship side, earning himself plenty of plaudits for his performances. 

But both clubs have confirmed the loan spell has come to an end after he suffered the injury during a training session.

Tahith Chong’s loan spell at Birmingham City has come to an end following a groin injury

Chong had been earning plaudits for some impressive displays for the Championship side

Birmingham manager Lee Bowyer claimed that the 21-year-old went down during a session with no-one near him.  

United confirmed on their official website: ‘Tahith has undergone surgery to repair a ruptured thigh tendon, the operation went well, and he will return to Manchester United to complete an expected four to five month rehabilitation.’

During the 2020/21 season, Chong spent the first half of the season on loan at Werder Bremen in a deal which was cut short, before he joined Club Brugge for the second part of the campaign.

He was loaned out again to Bowyer’s side on a season-long loan deal in which he made 13 appearances and provided three assists.

Chong will return to Manchester United after undergoing surgery following his injury

The former Leeds and Newcastle player has admitted that it is a massive loss for the side who are 13th in the Championship.  

Bowyer told the club’s official website: ‘Unfortunately, he had to have an operation today, 16 weeks he’s now out for. 

‘Something so small as well, the way it happened. Standing on the side of the pitch, a five-yard pass into the pitch. No-one near him, no challenges or anything and he has damaged his groin area.

Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer has described Chong’s departure as a ‘massive loss’

‘It’s a massive loss, everyone knows what he has been like since he has been here. He has been a massive player for us. 

‘So it’s tough to take but the most important thing now for Tahith is he gets his rehab right, which he will do. He will go back to Manchester United now and they will look after him.

‘He has been great here, we are definitely going to miss him.’

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