Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Momo Diaby faces an extended spell on the sidelines, reports The Star, with the Portimonense loan man returning in late September at the earliest.

Diaby, 26, joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan from Portuguese outfit Portimonense earlier this month.

He went on to make his debut in the last outing v Preston North End at Hillsborough, starting the game and showing his quality and physicality in the middle of the pitch.

But he was forced off after little over am hour with what appeared to be an ankle injury, with Owls boss Xisco Munoz revealing after the game that Diaby was set to undergo an MRI scan on the issue.

Now, The Star have revealed that, whilst his exact injury remains unconfirmed, Diaby will now miss ‘several weeks’ of action, with the best case scenario for the midfielder being a return in late September.

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Diaby’s injury is a real blow for Munoz…

Diaby, despite having never played in England before, really shone on his debut.

His stature and overall presence makes him ideal for the rigours of the Championship, but he also showed a good degree of technicality about his game too, impressing fans in the hour he played at Hillsborough last weekend.

And so this injury confirmation is certainly a blow for Wednesday and for Munoz, whose task at Sheffield Wednesday only seems to get tougher with every passing week.

Up next is a trip to Cardiff City. It’s another tough assignment for the Owls but Cardiff were beaten at home by QPR the other week, so there’s hope that the Owls can get at least a point on the board here.

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