Sheffield Wednesday: Callum Paterson doesn’t require surgery
Versatile Sheffield Wednesday attacker Callum Paterson doesn’t require surgery on his muscle injury, reliable journalist Joe Crann has confirmed.
The Lowdown: Paterson a key squad player
The Scot hasn’t always been a key starter during Darren Moore’s time at the club but he is a player whose quality and influence are often important and understated.
Paterson’s ability to play across several positions can be priceless and he has chipped in at important moments this season, including the winning goal in the recent top-of-the-table League One clash with Plymouth Argyle.
Unfortunately, the 28-year-old has been missing through injury since that game and he is expected to be out for a number of months.
The Latest: No surgery needed
Writing on Twitter, The Sheffield Star‘s Crann did at least relay some positive news from Moore, however, saying Paterson doesn’t need surgery:
“Callum Paterson is going to be out of action for a while, but the good news is that the #SWFC man doesn’t need to have any surgery on his injury.”
The Verdict: Crumb of comfort
This is a clear piece of good news for Wednesday, even though Paterson’s expected long absence is still a big blow in their League One promotion push this season, considering he has been hailed as ‘brilliant’ by Crann himself this month.
As mentioned, the 17-time capped Scotland international isn’t necessarily one of the first names on the team sheet but he has huge experience, underrated technical ability – he has scored three league goals this season – and intelligence.
Without him, Moore is losing one of his most trusted on-pitch deputies and the hope is that he is back towards the end of the campaign, playing a part in those vital weeks in April and May.