Date: 23rd October 2018 at 7:00am
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Jos Luhukay has confirmed that he’s now not expecting either Kieran Lee or Gary Hooper to return before the turn of 2019.

Midfielder Lee is out with a knee injury after the hip problem that has plagued the 30-year-old and the last time fans saw him in action was early last December.

Fellow 30-year-old, but striker Hooper was last seen on Boxing Day last December although he has now been hit with a groin problem after making progress in his return.

With long-term injuries sadly further breakdowns aren’t uncommon as players slowly begin building their fitness levels back up but it’s certainly not going to do anything for those fans who are sick to death of our troublesome walking wounded list.

Sheffield Star journo Dom Howson took to social media yesterday.

Reactions amongst fans to the news was probably pretty predictable.

The trend in the comments is the main worry, will they be two new players come the New Year and like the proverbial new signings or are those particular doors now closed? Time will tell. If they get their fitness back and are prepared to take reduced deals that would keep the door open at least.

In other great injury news, Sam Winnall has picked up a hamstring problem and is out for another couple of weeks following his Under 23 run out last Saturday.