Sheffield Wednesday’s Dominic Iorfa update as star gets ‘back in the building’

Sheffield Wednesday fans won’t be seeing Dominic Iorfa again this season, but he does seem to be making some progress as he continues his rehabilitation from Achilles surgery.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 12:30 pm

The reigning Owls Player of the Season suffered a huge blow back in December when he ruptured his Achilles, an injury that requires an operation and many months of work to recover from.

Now, with the Owls very much in the midst of a relegation scrap, Neil Thompson has reiterated once more that the 25-year-old, who recently had his moon boot removed, won’t feature at all this season, but admitted the expects him to come back strong whenever he’s fit again.

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He told the media last week, “He’s back in the building in terms of rehab... He had an operation on his Achilles and certainly won’t be around this season. He’s become a father as well though, which is nice for him, and that will give him a boost.

“It's a serious injury for him but, knowing the type of character Dominic is, he will do everything in his power to get back as quickly as he can. Realistically you’re looking towards next season now, but we will give him as much help and support as we can.

“I have not discussed with the physios and doctors (when he will be back in training) but these type of injuries do take time - in terms of the time scale I’m not really qualified to give that.”

Wednesday have a number of other injury concerns such as Massimo Luongo, Moses Odubajo and Joost van Aken, but all of them are expected to feature again in the coming weeks.

Dominic Iorfa is a long way from returning for Sheffield Wednesday. (Pic Steve Ellis)

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