Carlos Carvalhal has bad news about the fitness of Sheffield Wednesday's George Boyd

Carlos Carvalhal Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to  the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27,...

Summer signing Boyd has started just three times since moving to Sheffield Wednesday.

Carlos Carvalhal Manager of Sheffield Wednesday looks on prior to  the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday at St Andrews (stadium) on September 27,...

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal has shared bad news about the fitness of Sheffield Wednesday summer signing George Boyd.

Boyd moved to Hillsborough on a free transfer after deciding not to renew his contract Burnley, with whom he was a regular in last season's Premier League.

But the 31-year-old started just three times for the Owls before being struck with a shoulder injury, which initially appeared to be nothing serious.

George Boyd of Burnley arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Burnley at Riverside Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

When asked for an update on Boyd at Friday's press conference, however, Carvalhal revealed the winger could be out for some time.

"We don't know but it will take time," he said, via Wednesday's official Facebook page. "It's better if you ask me after maybe three or four weeks. In this period I can't predict nothing, like (Fernando) Forestieri the same. I believe George will recover (before) Fernando, but it will take some time also."

Wednesday will be looking to bounce back against Leeds United on Sunday, having suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of city rivals Sheffield United and lowly Birmingham City this week.

Kieren Westwood of Sheffield Wednesday celebrates his team's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield Wednesday at Loftus Road on April...

But as well as Boyd and Forestieri, they may have to do without goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who missed Wednesday night's trip to St Andrew's with a rib injury.

The Owls could, however, be boosted by the returns of captain Glenn Loovens and key midfielder Sam Hutchinson, who have been missing since the start of August.

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