Fernando Forestieri is set for a lengthy stint on the sidelines, Carlos Carvalhal revealed on Friday morning.
The Owls forward is due to have surgery on his knee injury early next week and is expected to be out of action for three months.
On the injury blow, Carlos explained: “Fernando Forestieri will be out to the surgery.
“He will be out for a minimum three month period because he needs to do the surgery on the knee.
“His surgery will be as soon as possible, I think at the beginning of next week so he can start to recover as soon as possible.
“I’m disappointed for him because he wants to play and to help the team.
“But we don’t feel we are not strong in the competition because we lose one or another player.
“I like him a lot, he can make a big difference but this is the reality and I wish him to come back as soon as possible.”