George Friend: Middlesbrough lose to shoulder injury

George Friend
George Friend has played all but one of Middlesbrough's 27 league games so far this season

Middlesbrough defender George Friend will be out for approximately four weeks after fracturing a shoulder.

Friend, 28, was withdrawn during the 1-0 defeat by Nottingham Forest on 23 January after landing awkwardly.

Former Doncaster and Wolves full-back Friend has missed just one league game this season, scoring once.

Boro are already without centre-back Ben Gibson with a hip injury, who can also play wide, while full-back James Husband is on loan at Huddersfield.