Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has revealed the club are hopeful midfielder Massimo Luongo will be back fit and ready to play after the upcoming international break.
Luongo has been missing since October due to a knee injury but was a key man for the Owls through the early part of the 2020/21 campaign, with Monk highlighting him as one of his side’s most consistent performers.
Wednesday have lost four times and won just once in the Australian’s absence but it appears they won’t have to wait too long to have him back.
Speaking to club media ahead of the weekend’s game against Millwall, Monk provided an update on the 28-year-old’s fitness and suggested he should return later this month.
He said: “Massimo was back on the grass today and stepping up his fitness, we are hopeful he will be fit and ready when we come back after the international break”
If things go to plan, that should mean Luongo is available for the game against Preston North End on the 21st of November, the Owls’ first match after the international break.
That is fantastic news for the Yorkshire club, particularly given some of their recent setbacks in the injury department – with Monk confirming today that Aden Flint faces months out.
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This is brilliant for Wednesday. They have really missed Luongo in the five games he has been missing, as their four defeats from five games in that period shows.
His industrious work without the ball and dynamism with it could be just what Monk needs to get his midfield ticking again.
There has been some bad news for the club concerning injuries recent but this is refreshingly positive.