Date: 23rd July 2018 at 11:00am
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Sheffield Wednesday’s missing man Gary Hooper has reportedly headed to Spain for treatment on his ‘hip’ injury this weekend.

The 30-year-old striker last turned out for the Owls back on Boxing Day last year and it was initially hoped that whatever the issue was in terms of an injury, it would quickly solve itself. All these months on and with the player still struggling for fitness, quite why Spain is the destination as opposed to the United States is beyond me, but he’s obviously off for some kind of specialist advice and treatment now with the 2018/19 Championship campaign nearing.

We do however have an existing relationship with the CEREDE Sports Rehab centre in Barcelona as Dr Jose Manuel Sanchez has previously worked with Hooper and also teammate Sam Hutchinson when he picked up an ankle problem earlier this year.

The development comes after the player took part in a double training session last week so there’s plenty of concern now. With 11 goals in 25 matches before injury hit last season and the fact he’s only got 12 months left on his contract, we need him back and quickly.