Date: 22nd September 2018 at 8:00am
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Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay has confirmed that striker Gary Hooper has suffered a complication in his return to fitness following his lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The 30-year-old £3million capture from Norwich City has a healthy goal return at the club given the games he’s played, but as fans will know, he’s yet to take to the pitch this season and hasn’t featured for the club following last season’s Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest.

He has made his return to the pitch in Under 23, but ahead of the clash against Aston Villa at Villa Park later today, our gaffer confirmed a complication as he met with the press to discuss the game.

Fans are less than pleased with the news.

In fairness, complications and breakdowns after such a long time out of the game with an injury aren’t new and Wednesday wouldn’t be the first club to have a set back like this, but given our overall injury record, it’s not a surprise to see fans react the way they have.

With Hooper expected back in training next week, thankfully it doesn’t sound a major set back, so hopefully, he remains close to a return in spite of it.

 

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