Scan for Sheffield Wednesday's Leeds United soon-to-be free agent with social media confusion explained

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Sheffield Wednesday loanee Ian Poveda will have a second scan this week to ascertain the scale of an injury that could stand to have ended his season.

The Leeds United man, who signed for Wednesday on loan until the end of the current campaign back in January, caught the eye with some flair-packed performances from the right wing. The Star reported as the deal happened that Poveda was initially lined up as a permanent transfer before a late change made it a temporary move.

A Colombia international, the 24-year-old is out of contract with the Whites in the summer and should attract interest from a number of clubs. Wednesday boss Danny Röhl told The Star soon after the signing that he would be interested in making Poveda an Owl longer-term.

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But a hamstring injury worsened up in their win at QPR earlier this month has seen him miss the three matches since and though Röhl has remained optimistic in not ruling out a return for the last day of the season at Sunderland, it is understood at this stage that it is an unlikely outcome.

“He will have a second scan this week and then we will look at how bad the situation is, or hopefully good,” Röhl said. “We will see what we can do next week. But it’s only one week to go and with such an injury it is difficult to say he will be back or not back.

“For him it is important he comes back really healthy and that there is no problem. An injury would not be helpful. I think he is in a good way and this is good to see. We will see next week in which situation we are. I am happy Di’shon (Bernard) is back, he is the next one.”

Manchester-based Poveda has shared images of himself training hard on social media in his own clothes and away from Middlewood Road. Asked what the situation is regarding where he is basing his recovery, Röhl said: “He is with a personal coach

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“Sometimes he trains in Leeds, sometimes Manchester and sometimes he is here as well. We have a good connection and we share all the information we need. We are all on the same page which is important.”