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Owls dealt Reda blow

7 February 2013


The Owls have been dealt a blow with defender Reda Johnson set for a brief period on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Johnson missed the Owls’ 3-1 win over Brighton on Saturday and is expected to miss the next two games against Derby and Birmingham.

With no game scheduled the following weekend due to Millwall’s involvement in the FA Cup, Owls boss Dave Jones is hopeful to have the influential defender available later in the month for the clash against Crystal Palace at Hillsborough.

Jones said: “It’s obviously a blow to lose Reda, we want all our big hitters around.

“We want him fit as soon as possible. I had hoped he would be available for the Birmingham game but it doesn’t look as if we’re going to get that.”

Head physiotherapist Paul smith added: “We’re managing Reda based on his symptoms. After his fall at Charlton he felt he needed a period of rest, which we agreed with.

“The specialist’s opinion was that he should have a couple of weeks’ relative rest – though he will still be working hard on non-weight-bearing activity.

“He’ll have had a period of rest already, so in ten days’ time we’ll start to build him up then get him into condition to get back into it.”

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