Krystian Bielik has been ruled out until the end of the year after undergoing surgery on the shoulder injury he picked up that scuppered his loan move this summer.
The 19-year old had been the target of a number of clubs for a loan deal during the transfer window but he picked up the injury at the end of the month.
As you can see last few days weren't best for me. Operation went well and my shoulder is getting better every day. I need rest now but i will be back on the pitch at the beggining of December. I look forward because remeber WHAT DOES NOT KILL MAKES YOU STRONGER See you soon ⚽️💪🏼 Jak widzicie ostatnie dni nie byly dla mnie najlepsze. Operacja przebiegła pomyślnie i czuje że z każdym dniem jest coraz lepiej. Teraz odpoczywam ,ale wrócę na boisko na początek grudnia. Patrzę na przód ponieważ pamiętaj CO CIĘ NIE ZABIJĘ TO CIĘ WZMOCNI. Do zobaczenia niedługo ⚽️💪🏼
Given that he hopes to be back on the pitch at the start of December, it is likely that he will get to spend the second half of the season out on loan.
Last season, having sealed a deadline day switch to Championship side, Birmingham City, he was an important part of an improved backline which avoided relegation after a catalogue of poor decisions within the club as well as a drastic run of disappointing form.
Disappointingly, Bielik only made one substitute appearance in Birmingham’s final three league fixtures of the season, having made seven consecutive starts as part of a three-man defence before Harry Redknapp was appointed manager.