Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk gives update on the fitness of Fernando Forestieri and Keiren Westwood ahead of Brentford clash

Sheffield Wednesday forward Fernando Forestieri will miss out on Saturday’s visit of Brentford as the knee knock that saw him taken off at Charlton Athletic proved to be more serious than first thought.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 1:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 5:10 pm

Speaking after the 3-1 win in London, Garry Monk suggested he didn’t think the injury would be too serious after the 29-year-old was taken off for Jacob Murphy at half-time in what was his first start under the Owls boss.

Speaking ahead of Brentford’s visit, Monk said: “Fernando picked up that niggle, knock to the knee, that’s why he came off.

“It’s still a bit niggly, it’s hard to put a timeframe on it, you’re going off the player and it could be anything between seven and 10 days.

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“So he’s very unlikely for the weekend.

“He’s reacting well, he’s getting the right treatment and he’s being looked after.

“Hopefully it won’t be too long.”

One man that is also unlikely to feature is long-time number one Keiren Westwood, who’s battle with a shoulder injury rolls on.

Fernando Forestieri came off 45 minutes into his first start under Garry Monk at Charlton Athletic on Saturday

Cameron Dawson is the man who has been entrusted with the gloves for now and would have started at Charlton regardless of Westwood’s issue, said Monk.

Westwood gave away a late penalty in the defeat at West Brom and is expected to sit out for the foreseeable.

“He’s still feeling his injury,” Monk said, “we’re going off his reaction to it.

“It’ll be dictated by him but he’s receiving treatment, he’s on the mend.

“We haven’t really got a timescale on it, he’s in a good place and there’s a slight inflammation.”