Date: 18th February 2008 at 12:11pm
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Wednesday have suffered another injury blow with the news that star striker Akpo Sodje will be sidelined with an ankle injury for the rest of the season.

The former Port Vale man picked up the injury in the Owls’ 2-1 defeat to Wolves last month and will have to undergo surgery to his ankle – ruling him out for the remainder of the campaign.

Sodje was set to be a key player in the Owls’ battle against the drop, but the news has left Owls boss Brian Laws in need of another striker on an amaergency loan to bolster his squad.

He told the official SWFC site: ‘Akpo is going in for an operation on his ankle and it’s a big, big blow for myself and the team. But first and foremost we must concentrate on getting his ankle better for the long term.

‘He has been an inspiration for us this season, some of his performances have been outstanding and his enthusiasm second to none. He wil be a big miss.’

Sodje adds to the injury to fellow strikers Francis Jeffers and Leon Clarke, who are both out long-term, leaving just Marcus Tudgay, Deon Burton and on-loan Enoch Showumni to fire the Owls to safety.