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Owls stopper sidelined for three months

Wednesday goalkeeper Nicky Weaver will be sidelined for three months with a knee injury.

The former Manchester City and Charlton Athletic goalkeeper travelled to America to see a specialist on his on-going knee problem and the results were not as bad as first feared.

There was speculation that the stopper may miss the rest of the campaign, and even that his career may be in doubt.

Manager Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield: 'It's nowhere near as bad as it could have been, but he'll be out around three months.'

Richard O'Donnell has taken his place in goal and it's unclear whether Megson will stick with the 22-year-old or enter the loan market to bolster his goalkeeping options while Weaver is out.




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The Journalist

Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 12 2011

Time: 4:59PM

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We have a tradition for producing young, top class goalies like Fox, Turner, Bolder and Pressman. Richard O'Donnell should at least be handed this opportunity to show his worth. Bringing in another loanee may have a negative impact on his development and that would be a bigger shame than Weaver's injury.
OurMaurice
We have a tradition for producing young, top class goalies like Fox, Turner, Bolder and Pressman. Richard O'Donnell should at least be handed this opportunity to show his worth. Bringing in another loanee may have a negative impact on his development and that would be a bigger shame than Weaver's injury.
OurMaurice
Sad news for Weaver but Totally agree with OurMaurice. I wanted to say that even before this news, as I personally wanted Richard O'Donnell to keep the number 1 jersey this season after his performances, and also produce a great save against MKD that kept us in the game that nobody has mentioned. But more importantly if we want to get promoted this year, all due respect to Weaver but we need to embrace players that grow upwards naturally with the club. This guy is one of them and patiently waited his time to get his chance. If we go into the Championship next season we need young, good, loyal, players and it starts from the back. I hope Megson see’s this and doesn’t loan anyone else in. .I was gutted when Grant left and thought we would never replace him but OM is right, we do produce good keepers. Looking forward Tuesday. UTO!!
joseph10
Sad news for Weaver but Totally agree with OurMaurice. I wanted to say that even before this news, as I personally wanted Richard O'Donnell to keep the number 1 jersey this season after his performances, and also produce a great save against MKD that kept us in the game that nobody has mentioned. But more importantly if we want to get promoted this year, all due respect to Weaver but we need to embrace players that grow upwards naturally with the club. This guy is one of them and patiently waited his time to get his chance. If we go into the Championship next season we need young, good, loyal, players and it starts from the back. I hope Megson see’s this and doesn’t loan anyone else in. .I was gutted when Grant left and thought we would never replace him but OM is right, we do produce good keepers. Looking forward Tuesday. UTO!!
joseph10
agree with both as i wrote on the forum o'donnell has become a quality keeper this extended run in the side can only make him a better player and jameson is a good back up looked decent before injury
retfordowl1867
agree with both as i wrote on the forum o'donnell has become a quality keeper this extended run in the side can only make him a better player and jameson is a good back up looked decent before injury
retfordowl1867
Gary Megson say's that we have 3 good keepers Weaver being one, O'Donnell 2 and Jameson 3, so from that i take it he's gonna use the two back-up keepers.
ecco owl
Gary Megson say's that we have 3 good keepers Weaver being one, O'Donnell 2 and Jameson 3, so from that i take it he's gonna use the two back-up keepers.
ecco owl
I hope he does keep with O'Donnell. Bringing through youth is the best way to build. I am hoping this where MM is also investing. A good youth set-up repays itself time after time, look at Southampton. O'Donnell has played well and looks up for it. His only mistakes have been through inexperience and there is only one way to sort that. Youngsters like O'Donnell and Palmer coming through pave the way for future youngsters as the fans become more used to development and give them more time.
Devon_Owl
I hope he does keep with O'Donnell. Bringing through youth is the best way to build. I am hoping this where MM is also investing. A good youth set-up repays itself time after time, look at Southampton. O'Donnell has played well and looks up for it. His only mistakes have been through inexperience and there is only one way to sort that. Youngsters like O'Donnell and Palmer coming through pave the way for future youngsters as the fans become more used to development and give them more time.
Devon_Owl
we cant forget stringer he would of been class
rother owl
we cant forget stringer he would of been class
rother owl
I feel we are all still carrying the scars of our last loan goalkeeper before Weaver. That big daft Australian basketball player Brad Jones probably our worst goalkeeper in my 33 years going to and beyond Sheff 6. Unless you know better ?
andymac-scoresagoal
I feel we are all still carrying the scars of our last loan goalkeeper before Weaver. That big daft Australian basketball player Brad Jones probably our worst goalkeeper in my 33 years going to and beyond Sheff 6. Unless you know better ?
andymac-scoresagoal
How about Peter 'No Cheese!' Grummitt.
OurMaurice
How about Peter 'No Cheese!' Grummitt.
OurMaurice
grummit wasnt all bad, didn't we get him from forest? he was no worse than peter springet, we got stitched up by QPR there, my vote for worst, ola tidman
scarboro-owl
grummit wasnt all bad, didn't we get him from forest? he was no worse than peter springet, we got stitched up by QPR there, my vote for worst, ola tidman
scarboro-owl
Mark Crossley wasn't half bad!
s5owl
Mark Crossley wasn't half bad!
s5owl
Brad Jones! How he plays for Liverpool I have no idea!? Stick with what we've got and use the money elsewhere! ROD is an excellent keeper and future England #1 in my opinion!
Owls That!
Brad Jones! How he plays for Liverpool I have no idea!? Stick with what we've got and use the money elsewhere! ROD is an excellent keeper and future England #1 in my opinion!
Owls That!
Giving ROD and Liam Palmer a shot at first team action will send a message to up and coming kids that joining our youth set up provides them with a platform to maybe one day represent the Owls. This will improve our long term prospects no end. ROD and Liam Palmer will have off days but if they continue to learn from them then things are looking brighter.
AuzzieOwl
Giving ROD and Liam Palmer a shot at first team action will send a message to up and coming kids that joining our youth set up provides them with a platform to maybe one day represent the Owls. This will improve our long term prospects no end. ROD and Liam Palmer will have off days but if they continue to learn from them then things are looking brighter.
AuzzieOwl
Srnicek used to wreck my head, he could never hold onto the ball, always punched it! Happy to see ROD get a run out!
owl1
Srnicek used to wreck my head, he could never hold onto the ball, always punched it! Happy to see ROD get a run out!
owl1
Good shout Scarboro I think Ola Tidman takes it
andymac-scoresagoal
Good shout Scarboro I think Ola Tidman takes it
andymac-scoresagoal
Srnicek for me! He'd be like a cat one minute then just fall apart for no reason! On the subject of Palmer hope Mandaric is currently drafting him a new deal! ROD too!
owler
Srnicek for me! He'd be like a cat one minute then just fall apart for no reason! On the subject of Palmer hope Mandaric is currently drafting him a new deal! ROD too!
owler
 

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