Its a shame he got thrown in cold like that. I really like the player and think we need somebody who does what he can do.
As far as I'm concerned tonight is not on him. However, the issue remains the same, unless he can stay healthy for much longer stretches than he currently manage then it's not worth keeping him in the team. In that case I think selling at a loss is better than keeping him, paying the wages and wasting his spot for, in the end, 0 return product.
I still believe we need somebody with his qualities and style of play and so I wouldn't be against buying a similar player to him. We need somebody who can be creative around the box and run at defenders from the middle.