Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Massimo Luongo has returned to training with the club, a post from Sheffield Star reporter Joe Crann appears to have confirmed.
Luongo, who has gradually emerged as a key figure for Wednesday following his move from Championship rivals QPR back in the summer of 2019.
However, the midfielder has missed Wednesday’s last six league games due to a knee injury suffered in the Owls’ 1-0 win away at Birmingham in the middle of October, although judging by Crann’s latest update, it now seems as though Luongo is closing in on a return to action.
Taking to Twitter on Monday morning, Crann posted a picture of Luongo shaking hands with newly-appointed Wednesday boss Tony Pulis, along with a caption that appeared to imply the Australian is now back training with the Owls first-team.
— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 16, 2020
Prior to his injury, Luongo had played the full 90 minutes of Wednesday’s five league games at the start of the season, and has made a total of 36 appearances in all competitions for the Owls, scoring three goals.
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This looks as though it could be a big boost for Wednesday.
Luongo has been an increasingly influential player for the Owls throughout his time with the club when fit, although injuries have hampered him from really building some proper momentum.
As a result, these images of the 28-year-old ought to be a welcome sight for those of a Wednesday persuasion, since it now seems as he could soon be able to make an impact for the club again.
However, you do still feel Wednesday will have to be careful not to rush him back too quickly, and risk making things worse, which could then leave Luongo facing an even longer spell on the sidelines.