Garry Monk provides an injury update on Sheffield Wednesday star Steven Fletcher

Sheffield Wednesday are refusing to put a time frame on Steven Fletcher's return to action.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 9:57 pm

The popular centre-forward was pictured working hard in the gym last week as he continues his rehabilitation work from a serious knee injury.

Boss Garry Monk told The Star: "He is still indoors. He is not outside at the moment.

"As far as I am aware and speaking to the physios every day, he is on schedule.

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"I can't put a date on it because we don't know but he is still doing his rehab in the gym. He is working every day with the physios and doing well.

“He has not had any setbacks so far so hopefully he can progress quickly.”

The Scotland international, out of contract at the end of the season, suffered the knock in the Owls’ memorable FA Cup triumph at Brighton and Hove Albion at the start of January.

Fletcher was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of the tie after an innocuous challenge with Gaetan Bong. Speaking earlier this month, Monk revealed Fletcher could be out for up to 10 weeks.

Steven Fletcher is a long-term injury absentee for the Owls

Fletcher has flourished during the 2019/20 season, hitting an impressive 12 goals in 24 appearances.

Sam Winnall has spearheaded the Owls’ attack since Fletcher’s injury setback. Winnall ended his lean spell in front of goal by bagging the Owls’ second in their battling FA Cup victory at Queens Park Rangers last Friday.

Wednesday will host holders Manchester City in the fifth round of the competition in March.