Date: 6th December 2011 at 10:24am
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Wednesday midfielder James O’Connor will miss Saturday’s trip to Oldham Athletic through injury and could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Irishman suffered a gash to his shin during training and was forced to miss the weekend FA Cup victory over Aldershot at the weekend.

He’ll also miss the trip across the Pennines to Boundary Park this weekend and Owls boss Gary Megson is unsure just how long he’ll be without one of his first team regulars.

‘We don’t know yet how long James will be out; it’s the sort of thing that could keep some players out for three months – but it won’t keep James out that long. He won’t be available for Saturday, though,’ Megson told the Sheffield Star.

O’Connor has gone from being a fringe player at S6 to becoming one of the first names down on the team sheet with Megson in recent weeks.

Chris Sedgwick filled in on Saturday but Megson also has other options with Liam Palmer, Jermaine Johnson and David Prutton available.