Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce claims Onomah, 21, will be sidelined until the beginning of March after suffering his second muscle problem in recent months.
Onomah, on loan from Tottenham until the end of the campaign, strained his hamstring in the closing stages of Saturday’s victory over bottom club Ipswich Town.
“Josh unfortunately strained his hamstring in the last minute of the Ipswich game,” Bruce told the Star. “I would certainly say he will be out for three to four weeks at least.
“It is a blow for the kid. When you are just over a hamstring injury and you nick the other one, there is nothing worse as a footballer.”
Poor Onomah. He was only just back from another hamstring injury that had sidelined him since Boxing Day. It will now be Spring before he is back in action. It goes with the territory of being a professional footballer, but questions need to be asked behind-the-scenes by the Spurs medical staff as to how their player suffered a second soft tissue injury immediately after recovering from the previous one. This doesn’t say a lot about Wednesday’s injury prevention methods, or their duty of care over an England Under-21 international of whom the north Londoners have long held high hopes. Onomah has endured a frustrating campaign since moving to Hillsborough at the end of August. His 12 appearances made up of eight starts and four as a substitute have yielded just three assists, and let to question marks as to whether he can live up to the potential he showed at Tottenham as a teenager.