Sheffield Wednesday forward Josh Windass has been ruled out for the next ten days – at least, his dad Dean exclusively revealed Football FanCast.
The Owls star has proven to be a valuable asset this season, scoring three goals in 20 appearances after signing permanently in the summer transfer window.
Both Garry Monk and Tony Pulis regularly started the versatile 26-year-old, but during their New Year’s Day clash with Derby at Hillsborough Stadium, he was withdrawn before half-time through injury.
Windass is now set to miss the next two weeks, which includes crucial matches against Exeter City in the FA Cup and fellow Championship strugglers Coventry City and Wycombe Wanderers.
Speaking to FFC, Dean said:
“He pulled his hamstring last week. So I can say it’s a grade one tear. And he’s out for 10 days.
“He’s a bit gutted you know, but there’s been a lot of games and there’s been a lot of injuries in every club. He’s a quick, explosive runner so you’re going to get injuries like that.”
Sheffield Wednesday are currently without a manager, so caretaker coach Neil Thompson has taken the reins following the shock sacking of Tony Pulis over a week ago.
Owls legend Carlton Palmer believes the 57-year-old has a shot as getting the job permanently, though he is now left with a major dilemma in attack.
He could well have to turn to Jordan Rhodes, who has been linked with an exit to league rivals Queens Park Rangers this month otherwise he’s down to just Calum Paterson for striking options.
No Owls player is firing off more shots per game (two) than Windass, so it’s certainly a huge blow to their chances of pulling clear at the bottom of the table this month.