Sheffield Wednesday given player boost as manager hunt continues – Josh Windass injury not as bad as feared

Josh Windass went off injured in Sheffield Wednesday’s last game, and went for a scan this week to determine the length of his lay-off.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 12:00 pm

The Owls have endured a torrid time this season on the injury front, with a number of players missing several games due to their respective ailments.

When Windass, one of the club’s top scorers so far this season, came off holding his hamstring, the worst was feared – especially with Aden Flint’s hamstring injury last year resulting in a long-term injury and now the end of his loan spell at Hillsborough.

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The 26-year-old went for a scan on the problem in Leeds yesterday, and it is thought that his problem is not as bad as originally feared – though the exact timeframe of his absence is yet to be seen.

Wednesday have an important run of games on the horizon when the Championship returns, with Coventry City and Wycombe Wanderers up next for the Owls as they seek to consolidate their place outside of the league’s relegation zone.

Only Callum Paterson has scored more goals in all competitions than Windass this season, and he has been praised for his work rate and efforts while leading the Owls line under the past couple of managers.

For Neil Thompson, or whoever comes in to replace Tony Pulis long-term, news of Windass’ availability in the not-so-distant future will be seen as a big bonus following their latest forced substitution.

Josh Windass of Sheffield Wednesday had a scan on his injury yesterday. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

SWFC’s training ground at Middlewood Road is currently closed down due to a COVID-19 scare, with testing set to take place on Wednesday before a decision on whether to reopen is made.

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