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Owls Receive Mellor Injury Boost

Owls Receive Mellor Injury Boost

The injury sustained by Wednesday striker Neil Mellor in the JP Trophy defeat at Carlisle last night doesn't appear to be as bad as first feared, according to boss Alan Irvine.

Wednesday fans and the Owls coaching staff feared the worst when the in-form hitman went down under a challenge with United defender Lubo Michalik in last night's 3-1 defeat at Brunton Park.

It took a five-minute stoppage to get Mellor on a stretcher and carry him off the pitch, leaving Owls fans fearing the club's star striker could be sidelined for a long period.

Mellor will have a scan on his ankle but Irvine has revealed the injury shouldn't be as bad as first feared.

'He's better than we feared. He's putting weight on it now, that's a good sign,' he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

'We'll just need to assess him tomorrow [on Wednesday]. He's twisted his ankle, so we'll see how he is.'

He added: 'He couldn't feel his ankle at the time so we feared the worst as far as that was concerned.

'We certainly are happier now with how he is than than when it first happened.'

Given Marcus Tudgay's departure on-loan to Nottingham Forest, with a view to a permanent deal, the set-back couldn't have come at a worse time for the Owls.

But Irvine, and all Wednesdayites, will be keeping their fingers crossed that the former Liverpool man, who has netted 12 goals for the Owls this season, isn't sidelined for too long.



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Writer:Nick
Date:Wednesday December 1 2010
Time: 3:02PM

Comments

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God Speed Neil! Heal quick and get back to your scoring ways. WTID!
Colorado Owl
01/12/2010 15:42:00
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God Speed Neil! Heal quick and get back to your scoring ways. WTID!
Colorado Owl
01/12/2010 15:42:00
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this hasnt really told us anything, its more hope than anything. we will have to wait for the scan results. Sounds promising though.
DEZZYP
01/12/2010 16:03:00
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I just read on the office site that the High Court petition for today has been dismissed... does that mean that Milan has already paid the money owed to HMRC? Sorry if I missed something here and I'm just being daft.
Colorado Owl
01/12/2010 17:52:00
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actually I'm with you Colorado Owl - it's left me a bit confused too. The segment on swfc website was tiny though. I would have thought something like that constituted bigger news for the club really so I'm not too sure.
Carbone's Padawan
02/12/2010 09:12:00
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gd news on the injury front he'll proberly get another week as well cant see saturday's game goin ahead ?
retfordowl1867
02/12/2010 10:27:00
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The payment has been made regarding the court hearing that was set for the 1st dec, that was an outstanding £300,000 for VAT. we still have our court hearing scheduled for 14/12/10 regarding the unpaid tax, which i presume super milan will take care of.
DEZZYP
02/12/2010 10:30:00
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