Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has stated that Craig Bryson will miss yet another big Dons match.
He’s confirmed that the midfielder won’t be available for selection against Rijeka.
The 32-year-old has made just one appearance following a switch from Derby County.
When exactly are Dons supporter going to get their eyes upon their marquee signing again?
Hopefully injury doesn’t ruin an Aberdeen spell for Bryson
With all the signings Aberdeen have made this season, Bryson is by far the biggest. He is a decent name and has played at a decent level down south for a number of years.
Big things are expected of him, but he’s already missed six, soon to be seven, big games for the Red Army.
McInnes brought Bryson in for a reason. They need someone in midfield who can put their foot on the ball and make a pass or drive forward with purpose.
Because they picked Bryson for that role, without him, nobody is operating like that in the Dons midfield. On his debut against Chikhura he was very classy, despite looking nowhere near full match fitness.
There has been no update as to what is wrong with Bryson. He’s simply out of action, for an unspecified reason. It has made some fans nervy that this signing could go pear shaped very quickly.
Last season he missed the last three Championship games for Derby due to a ruptured ankle ligament according to Transfermarkt. Dons fans will hope he isn’t still suffering the effects of such an injury.
There is mystery surrounding Bryson’s injury. His Aberdeen debut showed promise, so hopefully his injury isn’t a long-term one. The 32-year old will have hoped for a better start to life in red than this.
It’s unclear when the experienced midfielder will return to the pitch next.