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Owls Suffer Simek Blow

Wednesday may have let go of all three points against Crystal Palace on Saturday, but they could be set for a bigger blow with an injury to star defender Frank Simek.

The American right-back hobbled off the Selhurst Park pitch in the clash with the Eagles on Saturday with a freak injury, after appearing to dig his studs in to the hard pitch after picking up a pass from Wade Small.

And the former Arsenal youth product could well be sidelined for a number of matches following the injury, with ankle ligament damage the expected outcome at present.

Owls boss Brian Laws told the Sheffield Star: 'Frankie's ankle isn't broken. I would suspect ankle ligaments . It doesn't look good.

'Sometimes this kind of injury can be as bad as a break. We'll know more when Frankie has had his scan.'

The injury came at the worst possible time for Simek, who was making his 100th league start for the Owls, who were 1-0 up at Neil Warnock's Palace thanks to an early Richard Hinds strike.

But now Owls boss Laws faces further injury woe over the hectic Christmas schedule, but he insists he has cover.

Laws added: 'Even if we sign Michael Johnson permanently, we can't do it until January, so he'll miss a couple of games.

'But we have Peter Gilbert fit; Mark Beevers will come into the picture; Lee Bullen came on on Saturday and Steve Watson can go in there at the back.'




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 17 2007

Time: 9:38AM

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Really bad news for Simek and us. And with MJ going back to Derby after the Watford game i think we are going to struggle over the festive period. The players who come in must give 100% in every game and keep us away from the drop zone.
will it ever happen
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17/12/2007 09:50:00

At least we won't lose simek in january transfers!!!!
swfcjambo
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17/12/2007 10:14:00

o my god how ***** is our defence gonna be?? bullen, hinds, beevers n spurr!! holy shizzle!! surely got to play watson CB in play folly in middle!! 3 points off bottom!! lookin good............NOT!!!
FUTURES BLUE N WHITE
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17/12/2007 10:39:00

NOT the best news, fingers crossed we can survive the next couple of games and then in january we can spend all the millions and billions we will be given... hurrah.... lets buy cannavaro, ronaldo and torres...... or mayb not
mansfieldowl
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17/12/2007 11:15:00

oh and if the silver linning is a return for gilbert i mite just be forced to celebrate by hurling myself from my office window (2 floors up, not enough to kill but possibly break a limb)
mansfieldowl
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17/12/2007 11:16:00

BAD NEWS IS ALWAYS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AT S6. but lets hope the replacements do ther best and try to either force there bak in or put them selfs in the shop window. eg- bullen/gilbert/beevers
mick66owl
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17/12/2007 16:49:00

Not what you want at this time of year... Or any time really!
Millwalljohn
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21/12/2007 06:19:00

 

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