Sheffield Wednesday chief Garry Monk delivers Fernando Forestieri injury update ahead of Bristol City test

Sheffield Wednesday look set to be without Fernando Forestieri when they entertain seventh-placed Bristol City on Sunday.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 1:19 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 1:19 pm

The forward, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, is struggling to shake off a knee injury he sustained at Charlton Athletic last month.

Speaking to the press corps, manager Garry Monk said: "It (the injury) has been a bit more niggly than we thought.

"He has not been back out on the pitches. He's not likely for this weekend."

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Owls forward Fernando Forestieri.

Forestieri has played 10 times this season, scoring once.

Asked if he thinks Forestieri will be available for selection over the Christmas period, Monk said: "We hope so. I don't think he is far away from getting back out on the grass."

Captain Tom Lees (hamstring) is fit and Moses Odubajo is pushing for a return after serving a one-match ban, but midfielder Sam Hutchinson is suspended.