Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce has told the club’s official website that loanee Josh Onomah is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury late on in Saturday’s clash with Ipswich Town.
Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Josh Onomah is expected to spend a spell of “three to four weeks” on the sidelines, after suffering a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Ipswich Town.
Onomah – on loan from Premier League side Tottenham – came on as a substitute with 25 minutes remaining as Sheffield Wednesday secured all three points against a struggling Ipswich thanks to a late goal from fellow substitute Lucas Joao.
“Josh unfortunately strained his hamstring in the last minute of the Ipswich game,” Bruce told the club’s official website.
“I would certainly say he will be out for three to four weeks at least.”
Onomah spent last season on loan with Aston Villa, playing under Steve Bruce as they mounted a promotion charge. He played 33 league games for Bruce as Villa were defeated in the play-off final.
“It is a blow for the kid. When you are just over a hamstring injury and you nick the other one, there is nothing worse as a footballer.
“Josh is extremely disappointed like we all are. It has been a stop-start season for him. It is a shame as the people of Sheffield have probably not seen the best of him.
“He was terrific for me at Aston Villa last season. He has got all the traits that a young player needs. He is big, strong and quick and can play in a few positions.
“The kid deserves a bit of luck but how often have we seen that in football where you have one injury and you end up getting another one? It is what it is and we have to get on with it.”
With Onomah expected to spend three to four weeks on the sidelines, he will return in late February/ early March.