Sheffield Wednesday: Jack Hunt plays down knee injury he suffered in Brighton and Hove Albion defeat

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Jack Hunt has today allayed fears over the knee injury he sustained in the Owls' defeat to promotion rivals Brighton and Hove Albion.

The attacking right-back was stretchered off in the first half of Friday's duel after being caught by a careless high tackle by Sebastien Pocognoli.

Hunt, who has played 17 times this campaign, left the ground on crutches as a precautionary measure and boss Carlos Carvalhal confirmed he would be assessed over the weekend.

But the 26-year-old is optimistic he will make a speedy recovery from the knock.

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The former Huddersfield Town trainee posted on Twitter: "Thanks for all the kind messages. Thankfully my knee is fine and it was just a impact injury. Hopefully won't be long at all."

Despite their 2-1 reversal, Wednesday remain in sixth position. The result leaves them 12 points adrift of the automatic promotion places.

Goalkeeper Keiren Westwood tweeted: "As disappointing as Friday night was, we're still in the playoffs, with plenty of points still to play for. Stay positive."

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Meanwhile, Wednesday have completed the signing of defender Ashley Baker. The former Cardiff City youngster has penned a deal until the summer of 2018. The 18-year-old, who can also be deployed at full-back, will go straight into their development squad.

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