Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Kieran Lee has suffered another injury setback and faces another period out of action.

Lee was stepping up his return to the first team by featuring in Sheffield Wednesday’s under-23’s 2-1 win against Colchester United in the week. However, he was forced off just 15 minutes into the game with complaints of a knee injury.

The 30-year-old was sidelined for most of the second half of last season with a hip injury, as Wednesday ended the campaign with a disappointing 15th placed finish.

He looked to be on his way to recovery after returning to training in recent week but now faces another uncertain period, after having a scan on his knee to determine the extent of the injury.

Speaking to the club’s official website, ahead of The Owls’ match at home to Stoke City on Saturday, manager Jos Luhukay said, “Kieran was for the first-time last Monday in the our Under-23s but could only play 15 minutes after feeling something in his knee.”

“He has since had a scan and we must now give him time and patience. He will the next few weeks not be available for us.”

Wednesday will be looking to put the disappointment of Lee’s injury set back behind them against Stoke, as they look to continue their recent good run having won their last three Championship fixtures. The Owls are nesting in 11th place currently and will be hoping for a win against a Stoke City side that have yet to spark into life since their Premier League relegation.

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