Sheffield Wednesday will look to get back to winning ways tonight when they face Millwall at Hillsborough, but they may have to do so without Daniel Pudil.
The left-back was replaced midway through the second half of Saturday’s draw with Barnsley with a hamstring injury.
However, Carlos Carvalhal told the Sheffield Star that it’s not as bad as they initially feared.
“It looked like it was a rupture but he was walking the next day normal so it means it’s not a rupture.” The defender will now be assessed but could still miss tomorrow’s game.
“It depends on the scan. If the scan says it’s a small problem, he will maybe top for a few days.”
Pudil’s inclusion against Barnsley was the first time since September 16 that he had been playing for the Owls, so the Czech international will be desperately hoping it’s nothing serious.
Should he miss out though, Carvalhal is likely to turn to Morgan Fox to step in, with Adam Reach playing in front of him on the left-hand side.
This will be a blow for Wednesday and Carvalhal who need some consistency in the team, particularly left-back where three players have already featured this season.
However, that’s a clear positive from this situation. If the Owls can afford an injury in any position it is left-back.
Nevertheless, Carvalhal seems optimistic that it’s not a serious problem and he will hope that Pudil will be back for Saturday at the latest.
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