Sheffield Wednesday had Fernando Forestieri back in the side for all of 45 minutes before his stint in the Steel City derby came to an end.
The Owls’ attacker did not emerge from the tunnel for the second half of the draw over rivals Sheffield United on Monday evening after being taken off with a hamstring problem.
It is still unknown how long the forward is to be on the sidelines for, if any sustained period at all, but it is another setback to what has been a stop-start season for him.
And this latest blow is sure to be disappointed and exasperated at the back his season is once again on hold.
The 29-year-old has only managed to start 11 games and come on as a substitute on seven occasions.
Totally 18 games for the Owls which is the 15th lowest of the 29 players used by the club this year.
It could potentially hamper his future at Hillsborough as Bruce might opt to axe the attacker due to the number of injuries, he has had this term.
It has meant he has been unable to build up a head of steam in getting momentum on the pitch individually and as a team when he is involved.
Each year since his move to Yorkshire, Forestieri’s appearance totals have dropped – especially last term – featuring just ten times in total.
He will feel the world is against him and that there is some sort of unknown force hindering his time at the club.
But the attacker needs to stay mentally strong and see this as another hurdle to overcome to improve and get better.
Only then will he really appreciate his time in the pitch more and finally get back to his best form.