Sheffield Wednesday suffer Fernando Forestieri injury blow
Fernando Forestieri is likely to miss the Owls' festive programme, according to boss Garry Monk.
The talismanic forward has not featured since the end of November because of a knee injury sustained in the first half at Charlton Athletic.
Forest has missed their last four fixtures and it still remains unclear when he will return to action.
Monk said; "It is still niggly. We are kind of dictated by him a little bit.
"He is doing really well, but I would probably say it will be the New Year with him, probably not this Christmas period.
"I spoke with him and the physios and the medical department yesterday (Monday).
"It's a shame really because it is one of them where he is not far off it but it is a little bit niggly in terms of pain and where it is."
Forestieri has struggled for form and fitness this season, making just 10 appearances and scoring once.