Sheffield Wednesday's Keiren Westwood breaks his silence over 'harsh' injury comments

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Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has hit back at comments referring to him as being 'injury prone'.

Westwood, 33, hasn't made an appearance for the Owls since defeat to Norwich City in early December due to a groin problem.

In his column for the Star, Alan Biggs argued that the Owls may consider moving Westwood on should a 'substantial' offer come in for him.

He said: "Westwood has been, and can be again after his injury issues, an outstanding goalkeeper; a brilliant signing by Stuart Gray. Trading him would have been unimaginable had not the club’s two young keepers, Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson, stepped up so impressively.

"A substantial offer for Westwood would bear consideration. Keepers are less marketable than outfield players and that is puzzling considering they have longer careers. This one can be regarded at around his peak at 33 and with plenty of years left. "

Biggs' statement was echoed by Star columnist Laura Jones who described the Republic of Ireland international as 'injury prone', but stated it would be sad to lose the talented 'keeper.

Westwood has taken to Twitter to hit back at the 'injury prone' tag and said his record at Sheffield Wednesday speaks for itself.

He tweeted: "Injury prone? Very Harsh, My SWFC career to date consists of 144 league games in 4 seasons, 52 Clean sheets, 2 Player of the Season awards and 1 Team of the Year award. Speaks for itself.

"We all have different opinions, that’s the beauty of football ️and media. But you have to be right."

Westwood has only managed 18 appearances for Wednesday this season with Joe Wildsmith playing in his absence.

Luhukay also has 22-year-old Cameron Dawson in his ranks; using the goalkeeper in four of Wednesday's FA Cup matches.