Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen has praised the outstanding work that Kieran Lee has been doing so far this season.
The 31-year-old has battled back from injuries to produce great displays in the Owls’ first two fixtures of the season. Lee is now into his eighth season at the club and it’s promising to see how the midfielder has recovered.
The Manchester United youth product sustained an injury that ruled him out for the whole of last season after suffering damage to his knee. He had surgery in November and is now getting back to his former self.
The Owls take on Millwall at the Den tomorrow and Lee will be hoping he can help continue Sheffield Wednesday’s perfect start to the league campaign.
Speaking to Sheffield Star, Bullen said: “We’re going to have to manage it right and make sure we don’t lose the lad, but that’s the same for every player. Overall, he’s been outstanding.
“He’s come through it, he’s never missed a training session so fingers crossed that continues.
“He’s getting a lot of positive feedback which is great for the lad having been out for so long, but the biggest thing for him is how your teammates are reacting to you and they’re absolutely delighted he’s back and involved.”
It’s brilliant to see a player of Kieran Lee’s ability back to full fitness and hopefully, he can continue to put his injury woes behind him.
He’s a fan favourite up at Hillsborough and he’ll be one of many positives that the supporters will be able to take from the opening couple of games.
For Bullen, he’ll be like a new signing. Not many Owls fans would have predicted that he would start both of the opening games after being injured for so long but he’s come back, got his head down and performed tremendously under the circumstances.
There still needs to be precaution with a player who has been out for that period of time, but hopefully Wednesday can help him continue his successful rehabilitation.