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Achraf Lazaar will miss Sheffield derby with fears he could be out for up to six weeks

Achraf Lazaar will miss Sheffield derby with fears he could be out for up to six weeks

Achraf Lazaar would have been looking to use his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday as a way of getting back to playing regular football.

The Morocco international has become a frozen figure at Newcastle United as he was deemed surplus to requirements for the Premier League outfit.

Steve Bruce decided to bring him to Hillsborough on Deadline Day, along with Rolando Aarons, on a temporary deal, however, things could not have got worse for the left-back.


Making just his second start for The Owls in their win against Brentford in midweek, Lazaar appeared to have pulled his hamstring.

Speaking to The Sheffield Star, his manager has revealed that he could miss up to six weeks of action, meaning he will definitely be out of Monday’s Sheffield derby with Sheffield United.

“We actually won’t know the severity of it until this afternoon when he will have a scan,” he said, before adding that it would be “weeks, but at least six I would have thought.”

The Verdict:

This latest setback will be both disappointing for Lazaar as well as Sheffield Wednesday as they look to continue their unlikely push for promotion.

As mentioned, the Morocco international would have been looking to use the opportunity to impress and potentially end his nightmare spell at Newcastle for good.

Bruce will have been frustrated with the news as well as it means another player is added to his already-lengthy injury list and could not come at a worse time considering they will meet their arch-rivals on Monday night.

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