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Simek Out For Campaign

Wednesday right-back Frank Simek has received a further set-back in his return from injury by being ruled out for the rest of the season.

The American international was hoping to return to help the Owls in their battle against relegation this season but a specialist recommended the former Arsenal product went for surgery which would see him sidelined for the Owls' final games of the season.

Simek had featured in reserve team games of late and looked to be back on track for a welcome return to first team duties, but after featuring in two games it appeared his ankle had still not fully recovered.

Owls boss Brian Laws told the Sheffield Stars: 'Frankie has been away from the team for such a long time now that we have coped.

'We've got to the stage where we were trying to get him back, but it just wasn't happening. Frankie wasn't happy with it, and neither were the medical team.

'It was a question of carrying on in the same vein, or taking a look inside the ankle.'

The news means Wednesday are still short on right-backs, after having to use Jermaine Johnson there in the 1-1 draw with Coventry City in midweek, with Richard Hinds and Lee Bullen also out injured.

But Steve Watson could well make a return after featuring from the bench in recent weeks.

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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 3 2008

Time: 4:39PM

Your Comments

Well thats absolutely woeful news.
Poor Frankie and poor us! We've certainly missed him!
That's a real blow for us. He's a great player! Wishing you all the best Frankie!!!
One of the monst consistant backs in the League, I fancy!
yup big loss, but might as well get him fit for next season so he's firing on all celinders (im glad in a way we r not rushing him, although we do miss him, but i rekon watson will do a fine job at RB till hinds comes back, just hope watson dont get injured
In a sort of strange way, i'm glad he's ruled out for the remainder of the season. Gives him and the physio's plenty of time to get his recovery and fitness back to 110% and ready for pre-season, next season!
will it ever happen
It is a shame for Frankie and Wednesday but your right we don't want to be rushing him back. Lets hope he does'nt put JJ at right back again. I read in the paper today Southampton are on the brink of administration god i hope so.
absolute quality player bad news for you lads. will he be at wendy next season though?
I bet Frankie will stay. He seems to really like it here, and I would think other teams who might be interested would want to see him in post-injury play before they lay down the for him. Sounds like he won't be playing for us in the USA vs. England friendly come May. All the better him and the owls tho. He needs to get fit so he can stay fit.
i like simek hes not the most skillfull of players but he does a job, and he does it excellent. just like monty for us really
Pigforlife.....are you bored ?
you see we try to have a good decent conversation and sum dunny always has to spoil it with some smart ar5e comment!!
no hes not aston just nobody to talk to on there site. simek is another player for the jonk/hinchcliffe suite
so mick you going to scunny 2mora? to be honnest i fancy wendy to batter them quite easy. 3 or 4 nil.
would you belive it..pigforlife is back on our so called 5hity site yet again boys..dont you get it by now you thick **** we dont want to talk to you because you talk utter 5*****..go back on your own site and play with your curly dick!!
no not goin a prior engagement. but ive gone for 3-1 to the owls
worksop-nob bet you are one of these that will be running away for miles on tuesday night when you get collered. all mouth no action just like all snortbeasts. i dunno just goes to show whos to blame after all.
pigs for life im gunna find you and kick the s@!& out of you Jobless single no hoper
ha ha yeh rite idiot
dont lower yourself lads. he just wants to drag you down to his level. i fell for it but not no more. not worth the effort lads
wait a minute mick ive just tried to comment in the correct manner, ive even complimented and praised players see above. all ive received back is abuse and childish comments which wernt neccessary at all. how can you say whay you have just said? you all really are a rare bread
Pigforlife,which breed are you saddleback ?
correct manner calling us wendy then. it was ok up to that. then you go backwards to insulting again. you seem to have a split personality.
hes just a sad ****** mick..iam off to not so sunny scunny now mick to sit with the s ****hrpe fans as we couldnt get tickets for the wednesday end so should be fun!
Like i said Mick and Worksop he must be single divorcee with no job and it looks like he did'nt go to school cos he can't spell. He's all mouth lets all meet him on tuesday, let him bring his other no hoper pigs and see who runs.
u set of ****5!! dont make me *****1ng laugh!!

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