Sheffield Wednesday: Owls sweat over Lavery knee injury

Doncaster Rovers' Luke McCullough tries to get close to Sheffield Wednesday's Caolan Lavery.
Doncaster Rovers' Luke McCullough tries to get close to Sheffield Wednesday's Caolan Lavery.
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Striker Caolan Lavery may be forced to sit out Sheffield Wednesday’s friendly with Newcastle United at Hillsborough tomorrow due to a knee problem.

The Northern Ireland Under-21 international was substituted in the second half of Sunday’s warm-up match against Doncaster Rovers after suffering a fresh knee injury

Lavery, who enjoyed a productive loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last season, hurt his other knee the Owls’ warm-up match with Bury.

Wednesday head coach Stuart Gray, who is set to make a decision on trialist Dejan Kelhar today, told The Star: “Caolan is not having much luck at the moment. We may have to send him off for a scan.

“There was nobody around him and he just went forward and felt something pop in his knee. It’s a shame for him because he looked lively and made some great runs in behind. It is frustrating for Caolan as he wants to do well for the club.”

The Owls’ medical team are still assessing Keiren Westwood (knee), Lewis Buxton (knee) and Jose Semedo (muscle problem).

Wednesday’s development squad recorded a 2-0 win at Hallam last night.