Sheffield Wednesday give Reece James update after returning defender limps off

Sheffield Wednesday fans should be able to breathe a sigh of relief after Neil Thompson revealed that Reece James’ injury is nothing too serious.
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The Owls defender was playing his first league game for the club since coming off the bench on the opening night against Southampton, and put in a good shift as they drew 0-0 at Hillsborough against Huddersfield Town.

James wasn’t able to complete the full 90 minutes, however, coming off in the 84th minute after seemingly landing awkwardly in a collision a little bit earlier, however ‘Thommo’ explained that it’s just ‘back spasm’ and didn’t seem overly concerned.

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When asked about the defender, he said, "He just had a bit of a back spasm. He’s not played for a while but I’m sure that’ll settle down. He’s got a couple of weeks now to recover, as all of them have.”

It was a hard-fought game at S6, but – as both managers admitted – not high on quality. For the interim Owls boss it was about seeing his side compete, which he feels they did.

"There was not a lot of quality possession but a lot of endeavour,” Thompson went on to say. “I thought just before half-time when we got a bit more possession in their half we might have done a little bit more with it but in the second 45 I thought we were the team who might score.

"We had a little chance in the box and gave a few chances but if you’re not going to win it, you’re not going to lose it.

"It’s a prerequisite that you compete and that’s what I got from the boys today. They put a lot into the game. We got a clean sheet and we’d love to have won, but it wasn’t to be.”