Will Keane has handed Sheffield Wednesday a major fitness boost after it emerged his suspected medial ligament injury isn’t as bad as first feared.
The striker, who is on loan at the Owls from Manchester United, was taken off at half time in Wednesday’s 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion after suffering the injury.
Keane left Hillsborough wearing a brace and head coach Stuart Gray planned to send him for a scan leading to fears he may have suffered another major ligament injury like he did back in 2012, but The Star now reports that the injury has settled down over the past 48 hours.
The 22-year-old is still receiving medical treatment for the problem but he could be back in training later this week.
Keane could well be in contention for Wednesday’s game against Derby County on Saturday as a result.
United fans will be relieved to hear the positive news about Keane, who missed the entire 2012/13 season after picking up a cruciate knee ligament injury.
Keane has forged a reputation for scoring goals having impressed for Man United’s U21s for so long and he deserves some luck with injuries.
We’ll keep you up to date on Keane’s situation and whether his injury is more serious than first expected.