With goalkeeper Keiren Westwood sitting out Tuesday’s friendly with Mansfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay had said in the aftermath of the match that our stopper was absent as he nursed a minor knee injury.
The 33-year-old took to twitter in response to those claims and vehemently rejected them, saying he’d only missed one training session on the previous Thursday, but that he categorically wasn’t injured and felt ‘stronger and fitter’ than ever.
He also took the opportunity to thank fans for their messages of concern.
????????I missed 1 training session last Thursday.I’m not injured and haven’t been all preseason. Thanks to everyone who messaged me with concern but I’m grand ???? Missing one training session since the 18th June proves I’m 100% not injured ???????? I’m Stronger&Fitter than iv ever been! https://t.co/wosPLF6Jzv
— Keiren Westwood (@WestwoodKeiren) July 25, 2018
This has caused the obvious fall out on social media about which party is right in their claims and the Sheffield Star took criticism for simply repeating quotes that were taken in good faith so I fail to see how this falls on them, which some thankfully noticed for themselves – but social media does do what it says on the tin, for all its good it has its flaws.
But it does raise a number of questions as to his future and you don’t have to look far to see that Westwood is already now linked with a move away to a number of clubs. A simple misunderstanding from Luhukay, an effort to play down expected speculation – it wouldn’t be the first time. A player simply correcting in light of the messages he received without thinking about how it would appear?
Or something more – each fan will have their own preferred theory with the likes of Stoke now linked.