Watford captain Troy Deeney has wished Fernando Forestieri a 'speedy recovery', after the Sheffield Wednesday forward confirmed he underwent successful knee surgery on social media.
Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal previously revealed the operation would keep Forestieri out until December at the earliest, having initially suffered the injury in March.
After picking up a knee injury last season in March I received the worst news that I might need surgery. After several different opinions it was decided to try avoid surgery. After months of hard work in Spain I manage to get back. Unfortunately in a recent training session a new injury on the same knee happened. After seeing a specialist in London and Rome both doctors advised now surgery is my only option. I am upset but will come back stronger than ever and at my best! The op went well and I just want to thanks all the loyal fans who support me no matter what. Wishing all the boys the best of luck I will be supporting all the way! Vamossss #swfc
But after a turbulent summer, in which the 27-year-old was suspended by the Championship side for alleged indiscipline and strongly linked with moves to Fulham and Watford - his previous club, many Owls supporters were initially suspicious about the time frame given.
And after Deeney posted the following message in response to his former teammate, a few Hornets fans have started to put two and two together themselves.
Wishing you a speedy recovery little bro https://t.co/rbgVvb9Y9v— Troy Deeney (@T_Deeney) 17 September 2017
Forestieri to Watford in January confirmed. https://t.co/kCECiykW3k— Ryan (@LGTSmiffy) 17 September 2017
Please tell Marco to bring him back home in January. Thank you Troy pic.twitter.com/AK729lqqbt— Sean (@SeanGWalker) 17 September 2017
Good luck with the recovery. See you back at vicarage road at some time?? You ornssssssss— Alan Robinson (@alanr260463) 18 September 2017
Forestieri spent three full seasons at Watford, the last of which culminated in the Hertforshire side's promotion to the Premier League in 2015.
But the Argentina-born star was sold to Wednesday later that year and has twice helped Carvalhal's side into the Championship play-offs, finishing each of his two campaigns as the top scorer at Hillsborough.
Could Forestieri return to Watford?