Garry Monk has told BBC Radio Sheffield that Massimo Luongo and Keiren Westwood will be assessed ahead of the Owls’ visit of his old club, Leeds United, on Saturday.
Luongo was withdrawn with a knock after scoring Sheffield Wednesday’s winning goal against Stoke on Tuesday, while Westwood was absent for the second successive fixture with an issue encountered during the warm-up at Cardiff on Friday.
Asked about the former’s chances of playing against Leeds, who are now just a point ahead of third-placed Wednesday in second after they drew at Preston, Monk said: “We’ll assess him.
“I think it was just a kick and (he) just felt it too much to carry on. He was having a very good game up to that point.
“Maybe we missed his little bit of… you know, he carried the ball very well from midfield and can release you a little bit, and maybe we missed that a little bit when he went off.
“But no, it’s just a knock and we’ll reassess him tomorrow when he’s back in.”
GM on Luongo: “I thought he was fantastic. We missed his ball carrying when he came off. I thought he was the best player on the pitch in the first half.” #SWFC
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) October 22, 2019
On Westwood’s situation, the Sheffield Wednesday boss said: “He’s been down with the physios. He went to have a scan just to make sure there’s (nothing). The scan’s come back clear so that’s good. We’ll see him when we’re back in training tomorrow (Wednesday).
“We’ll see (if he can play against Leeds). Right now he’s not been declared fit but the scans have come back very clear and fine.”
Kieran Lee, who replaced Luongo against Stoke, and Cameron Dawson, Westwood’s deputy for the last two games, are likely to start if their teammates aren’t passed fit.
Leeds’ visit is however expected to come too soon for Tom Lees, the absent Sheffield Wednesday captain and former United defender.