Sheffield Wednesday have been dealt another cruel blow over Chey Dunkley this week…
The 29-year-old centre-back missed the Owls’ last two league outings after picking up a hamstring injury in training and now Darren Moore has ruled him out for several weeks.
Speaking to reporters earlier this week, via the Sheffield Star, the new Wednesday boss said:
“Chey Dunkley has picked up a hamstring injury, so he’s going to be out for a little while.
“In terms of the level, it’ll be more weeks for that one. He picked that one up in training, so it’s a disappointment for us.
“He’s with the medical team now, so he’ll get the treatment and we’ll try and get him back as soon as we possibly can.”
Dunkley’s debut season at Hillsborough Stadium has hardly gone to plan, with injuries making it rather difficult for him to make much of an impact and now he’s been ruled out for the rest of the month, it is hard to envisage him getting back in soon.
However, when he has featured, he’s looked amongst the Owls’ best performers.
At 6 foot 2 inches, Dunkley is a powerful threat in the air. He has averaged 3.9 aerial duels won, which is the second-best of any Owls defender and ahead of both Julian Borner and Urhoghide once again.
He has also proven to be a no-nonsense type too, managing 3.2 clearances per game too, all via WhoScored.
The Owls are struggling at either end of the pitch right now and Dunkley’s presence would be an added bonus. His former Wigan teammate Sam Morsy believes the £900k-rated beast is “lethal” in one-to-one situations, whilst also hailing him as “unbelievable.”
As a result of this latest setback, Dunkley’s continued absence will be a devastating blow towards Wednesday’s chances of remaining in the Championship.
Moore is surely gutted.
AND in other news, Sheffield Wednesday have another Almen Abdi in “excellent” £18k-p/w flop…