There's a few other things to bear in mind:
- He was due to have a scan today - not sure if the results of it are in but you never know with knee injuries. There was a rumour AOC would be back for start of season then people thought November. There's a better safe than sorry argument.
- For most people his sell price was still pretty good. I bought him not that long ago for not that much over £4, at the time I wouldn't have thought he was worth £5 and if he had a chance to market sell for that then it'd be a big win.
- A lot were anticipating a bigger drop so they would be thinking they could sell for £5-£5.20 and maybe buy back about £4.50
- Opportunity cost - when the index is booming, you don't really want to be sitting on an inactive player.
I sold for £5.05 mainly for the first couple of reasons. I wasn't going to IS so would have held if I couldn't market sell him. No regrets, made some money on him and move on - maybe rebuy if his injury is worse and he drops again.