Some Sheffield Wednesday supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on news Massimo Luongo is set for another spell on the side-lines with injury.
The former Queens Park Rangers midfielder has been hampered with injuries this term.
Luongo has plenty of ability, but he last completed the full 90 minutes back in December and his absence for the most part this season has been felt at Hillsborough.
The Australia international has made just 12 Championship appearances.
Caretaker manager Neil Thompson told reporters how Luongo’s knee flared up meaning he will miss another five to six weeks, prompting some Owls fans to curse their luck.
More to it than meets the eye with this one. I 100% guarantee he leaves us and plays every week elsewhere. Hasn’t settled up and wants to move back down south for good. Let him.
— Adam Milner (@adamtmilner) February 24, 2021
@swfc player’s get injured taking an interview, cop out the lot of them.
— Daz Peat (@PeatDaz) February 24, 2021
Don’t worry at least we’ve got strength in depth from the summer recruitment….
— Paul Pashley (@MrPaulPashley) February 24, 2021
Luongo is made of cake
— Daniel Laird (@DanielLairdSWFC) February 24, 2021
People battered Hutch for his injury record. We released him for 1/2 season and will still play more games than Luongo this season 😂 #swfc
— Gavin Cook (@sirgavinofcook) February 25, 2021
Luongo is a big miss an my instinct tells me he was injured a lot worse than the Swfc let on that’s why we signed Hutchinson
— Milts (@miltss2) February 24, 2021
Luongo is a hard-working midfielder who offers solid protection to the back four.
The 28-year-old has averaged 2.4 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per game. In his 12 league appearances this season, the Owls have picked up 17 points.
It’s no coincidence that Wednesday are a better team with Luongo in the side.
But injuries have been cruel on the Owls this season, with Dominic Iofa another key player who won’t be back until next season after an earlier ACL injury.
Luongo returning in six weeks may see him catch the final six games of the season.
Wednesday will be hoping they aren’t cut adrift by then, with recent defeats to Birmingham City and Brentford leaving the Owls in 23rd spot and three points from safety.