Sheffield Wednesday Press Conference: Fernando Forestieri injury deals fresh blow for Jos Luhukay

Sheffield Wednesday will be without influential forward Fernando Forestieri for the next few weeks, boss Jos Luhukay has revealed.

Speaking ahead of Friday’s Championship match against Middlesbrough, Luhukay said the Owls forward had sustained a hamstring strain in the last match before the international break, at Bristol City.

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri has suffered a hamstring injury

Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri has suffered a hamstring injury

It’s a significant blow for Wednesday who are also currently without Marco Matias, with Forestieri a key figure particulerly when coming off the bench during the Owls recent good run of form.

“Fernando Forestieri is injured and he is not available for the next few weeks,” revealed Luhukay.

“He got a hamstring problem in the last few minutes against Bristol City and last week he had a scan and the result is that he is unavailable for a few weeks. So Fernando, we can't think of him for the next few games.

Luhukay added: “Marco (Matias) and Fernando give the team a lot of quality and both are good players and they are very creative. We miss them now so we must have solutions and they are two players who can give the team extra, so hopefully we don’t wait too long for them to come back. We need solutions in the next few games.”