According to The Star, Sheffield Wednesday face a nervous wait to see if midfielder Kieran Lee has extended his injury lay-off.
The midfielder featured for The Owl’s under-23 game on Sunday, but came off injured at half time. This is something that should not have happened, and the personnel that allowed him to play have to be questioned.
The 30-year-old has been out since December with a hip injury and only managed the first half of Sunday’s fixture against Colchester.
This is obviously a long term injury that all staff at the club were paying close attention to, so it seems bizarre that they would rush a player back if he was not ready. This happens when someone has had an injury for a weeks or two, they sometimes get rushed back as people do not know the severity of the injury. But this was an injury that had required specialists to come in an examine his hip, they clearly knew how serious it was, and have probably done more damage to both Lee and the club by rushing him back early.
This may well have been a mistake by the staff at the club, but Lee must have known in training if his injury was still aggravating him. Although players will just want to get out and play as soon as they can, rushing it creates more problems.
All Wednesday fans will be hoping that the injury is not as bad as feared, or was simply precautionary, but if it isn’t, they only have themselves to blame.