Sheffield Wednesday journalist Dom Howson has been sharing some details regarding Owls midfielder Josh Windass and his recovery from injury.
This comes after Howson co-hosted a recent edition of Wednesday-themed podcast Singing The Blues where he discussed a range of subjects concerning Darren Moore’s team.
During the podcast, Howson was asked about Windass, who sustained a hamstring injury during the Owls’ pre-season friendly match against West Bromwich Albion, and when he could be looking to return to action.
In response, Howson had this to say on the situation (35:36):
“Josh Windass is doing some light training, he’ll be in the gym mainly, so I still don’t think that we’re gonna see Josh Windass until maybe after the next international break.
“So you’re looking at, I think it would be AFC Wimbledon, mid-October.
“Maybe he could be back for then, that’s if everything goes according to plan and he carries on progressing like he is doing.”
TIF Thoughts on Dom Howson’s comments on Windass and his recovery from injury…
Wednesday originally signed Windass on a loan deal from Wigan Athletic during the 2020 January transfer window before securing him on a permanent deal in the following summer window for a fee reported to be in the region of £500k.
Taking into account how only three players made more appearances for Wednesday last season in the Championship than Windass (41), who managed to score nine goals and provide five assists in the process (all stats from WhoScored), you could argue that he was a useful asset for them last season and potentially viewed as an important one for them this season as well.
Are you looking forward to seeing Windass play for Wednesday this season?
Moving forward, if Windass’ recovery goes smoothly and is available to play next month, he could well play a key role in firing Wednesday towards a potential promotion push if he manages to get into a consistent goalscoring rhythm, which everyone at the club will more than likely be hoping he can do.