Carlos Carvalhal has revealed that George Boyd’s recovery from shoulder surgery will be more prolonged after the first operation failed to fix the problem.
Boyd, a summer signing from Burnley, has since had a second operation which was successful and now Wednesday will be forced to wait ‘weeks’ before the midfielder is once again available for selection.
Speaking to the press ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash with Derby County at Pride Park, head coach Carlos Carvalhal said: “George after his surgery did an exam and not everything was okay with him and his shoulder.
“He had another surgery in the last two weeks. He has come back to recover and now we must wait.
“He had another exam which said he’s okay now. He needs time to recover. We are talking weeks.”
Meanwhile there is better news on the injury front for two other players - Jordan Rhodes and Keiren Westwood - as the Owls prepare to take on the Rams.
Rhodes was stretchered off in last week’s defeat to Bolton and left the Macron with his leg in a protective boot. However, an x-ray has revealed that his ankle injury is not as bad as first feared.
Westwood has been out of action since the derby defeat to Sheffield United with a rib injury and he has now made a ‘full recovery’.
“(Rhodes injury) looked serious but after he had an x-ray and a scan it was not so serious,” said Carvalhal.
“Definitively, it is nothing that will put him out for a long time, we don’t know whether he will recover for Saturday at this moment but if not Saturday and we have expectations to do that, it will be the next days.”
On goalkeeper Westwood, Carvalhal added: “Last week he did specific training with Andy Rhodes but he didn’t train with us. This week during the second day of the week he started working with the team. He has recovered, a full recovery.”