Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that Osaze Urhoghide ‘will miss the remaining games’ of the season as he’s struggling with a ‘knee injury’. The €194k-rated defender hasn’t played for Wednesday since February and Garry Monk admitted that it isn’t likely that he’ll return before the campaign comes to a close.
The Owls manager explained: “I don’t think he’s going to make this season. He’s got a slight knee injury and he’s only young, so we’ve got to make sure he’s right. We’re hopeful he’ll be back for the start of pre-season whenever that is next season.”
Urhoghide has made four appearances in all competitions this season, the last of which came in Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Reading (February 15). He made the matchday squad in their 5-0 defeat to Brentford (March 7) but hasn’t featured since.
With Liam Palmer and Moses Odubajo being preferred at right-back, there’s little reason for Monk to rush Urhoghide’s return. The 20-year-old’s short-term future may be uncertain, however, due to his inconsistency in January and February. If Urhoghide is not guaranteed opportunities next season, will he need to be loaned out?
Wednesday currently sit 15th in the Championship with 56 points from 44 games and are coming off the back of one win and one draw from their last two outings. The Owls travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham on Saturday and welcome Middlesbrough to Hillsborough the following Wednesday.