Sheffield Wednesday’s Joost van Aken’s has suffered another injury setback after he was taken off in the first-half of the U23s win over Leeds this morning.
The Dutch defender has endured an extremely frustrating campaign, making just one appearance in the league this season, which came in the opening day defeat at Wigan.
He has had no luck on the injury front since, but he has also seen several players jump ahead of him in the pecking order too.
The 24-year-old was last involved in the first-team squad when he made the bench for the FA Cup win over Luton at Kenilworth Road last month.
Therefore, he would’ve hoped to use the game in the U23s as a chance to impress new boss Steve Bruce.
However, Leeds Live revealed that the ex-Heerenveen man was forced off after just 39 minutes with a knock.
At this stage it’s unclear as to how bad the injury is or even if he was subbed as a precautionary measure, but it’s clearly not great news for the Owls or the player.
This is another blow for van Aken who just hasn’t managed to get a run of games going this season and he must be extremely annoyed with how it’s played out for him.
With Steve Bruce having recently taken over, all players will be desperate to show the boss they can be part of his plans moving forward.
But, van Aken won’t be able to do so whilst he’s out and he will be hoping that this is just a minor setback.
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