UK time is: 08:05:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 3 2008

Time: 4:39PM

Your Comments

Well thats absolutely woeful news.
McQuaid-Owls
Poor Frankie and poor us! We've certainly missed him!
SuperOwls
That's a real blow for us. He's a great player! Wishing you all the best Frankie!!!
YankeeOwl
One of the monst consistant backs in the League, I fancy!
Matt_Us
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
lmcowls
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.
stuart_hudson78
absolute quality player bad news for you lads. will he be at wendy next season though?
bladesforlife1889
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.
YankeeOwl
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
bladesforlife1889
Pigforlife.....are you bored ?
astonsS26OWL
you see we try to have a good decent conversation and sum dunny always has to spoil it with some smart ar5e comment!!
bladesforlife1889
no hes not aston just nobody to talk to on there site. simek is another player for the jonk/hinchcliffe suite
mick66owl
so mick you going to scunny 2mora? to be honnest i fancy wendy to batter them quite easy. 3 or 4 nil.
bladesforlife1889
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!!
WORKSOP..OWL
no not goin a prior engagement. but ive gone for 3-1 to the owls
mick66owl
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.
bladesforlife1889
pigs for life im gunna find you and kick the s@!& out of you Jobless single no hoper
stuart_hudson78
ha ha yeh rite idiot
bladesforlife1889
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
mick66owl
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
bladesforlife1889
breed
bladesforlife1889
Pigforlife,which breed are you saddleback ?
astonsS26OWL
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.
mick66owl
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!
WORKSOP..OWL
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.
stuart_hudson78
u set of ****5!! dont make me *****1ng laugh!!
bladesforlife1889
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Pompey keen on McCabe loan extension (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ex-Owl Jones sacked by Port Vale (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Stats: Forest v Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Forest 3-3 Wednesday (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Preview: Forest v Owls (Tuesday April 8 2014)

Madine makes Carlisle return on loan (Thursday March 27 2014)

Palmer pleased to pen new Owls deal (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Wednesday 1-0 Brighton (Wednesday March 26 2014)

Madine set for loan move (Monday March 24 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Wednesday Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43

Breaking League News

Dickov - Quality in the final third the difference
Doncaster : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
LUFC Murphy to maul the tykes?
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
Leeds face battle to keep McCormack in the summer
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
LUFC On This Day - April 19th
Leeds Utd : 19/04/2014 07:00:00
Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should the Owls give Gary Madine another chance?
Suggested By:  
Yes 85%
No 15%