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      Mitoma likely to miss rest of the season

      2024/02/27 15:40

      Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma is set to be ruled out for the rest of the season with a back injury.

      The 26-year-old Japan international did not feature for the Seagulls in their 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton due to the issue and his manager Roberto de Zerbi has confirmed that Mitoma may miss the remainder of the campaign. 

      "It's an important problem. I think two or three months, [so] finished [for] the season," said De Zerbi ahead of his side's FA Cup clash with Wolves on Wednesday. 

      "It's the back injury which kept him out against Everton."

      A key man for Brighton in attack, Mitoma had already been sidelined with an ankle injury at the end of last year that forced him to miss a month of football and the majority of Japan's Asia Cup campaign - though he did feature as a sub for his country before they were knocked out in the last four of the competition by Iran. 

      Seagulls boss De Zerbi confirmed that his attacking options are dwindling fast: Mitoma's fellow forwards Evan Ferguson and Joao Pedro definitely out of the fifth round cup tie at Molineux - and Danny Welbeck set to take a late fitness test.

      Kaoru Mitoma
      NameKaoru Mitoma
      Born/Age1997-05-20(26 -yrs-old)
      PositionForward (Left Wing) / Forward (Inside Forward)



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      2024-02-27 17h43m by gkingsley
      As a football fan, I'm gutted to hear that Mitoma will be out for the rest of the season with a back injury. He's been a key player for Brighton and his absence will be felt. Hope he recovers soon!
      2024-02-27 17h03m by jreedmanbrst
      As a football fan, I am gutted to hear that Mitoma will likely miss the rest of the season for Brighton due to a back injury. He's been an important player for the team and his absence will definitely be felt. Wishing him a speedy recovery!
      2024-02-27 16h34m by ocollinsworth
      As a die-hard Brighton fan, it's devastating to hear that Mitoma will be out for the rest of the season with a back injury. He's been a crucial player for us in attack and we'll definitely feel his absence. Get well soon, Mitoma!
      2024-02-27 15h58m by awalkerson7
      Wow, this is such a blow for Brighton and their fans! Mitoma has been key in their attack and now he's out for the rest of the season with a back injury. Wishing him a speedy recovery and hoping Brighton can cope without him.
      2024-02-27 15h50m by lhalliday_bart
      Such a shame to hear that Mitoma is out for the rest of the season with a back injury. He's been such a crucial player for Brighton and was really starting to find his form. Wishing him a speedy recovery!
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