Steve Bruce provides worrying update on Sheffield Wednesday injury victims Sam Hutchinson and Steven Fletcher

9th March 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, Derby County versus Sheffield Wednesday; Sheffield Wednesday Manager Steve Bruce in the team dug out before the kick...

Sheffield Wednesday's 4-2 win against Blackburn Rovers may come with a cost.

4th March 2019, Hillsborough, Sheffield, England; EFL Championship football, Sheffield Wednesday versus Sheffield United; Sam Hutchinson of Sheffield Wednesday breaks clear of John Fleck...

Sheffield Wednesday's Steven Fletcher battles with Blackburn Rovers' Harrison Reed during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers at Hillsborough...

Steve Bruce has admitted the injuries suffered by Sam Hutchinson and Steven Fletcher during Sheffield Wednesday's 4-2 win against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday are "not looking great".

Hutchinson failed to last the first 10 minutes of the Hillsborough encounter, with goalscorer Fletcher withdrawn before the hour.

And asked whether he could provide an early prognosis on the pair, Bruce told BBC Radio Sheffield: "Well, they're muscle injuries. They're groin (Fletcher) and hamstring (Hutchinson).

 

"It's a bit of an ongoing thing with Hutchinson. It's unfortunate. We didn't think he was going to make Bolton and he did - ran around like a trooper.

"So we'll just have to see how they are. But when they're muscle injuries... not looking great."

Sheffield Wednesday now have two weeks in which to nurse their injured contingent back to a fit state, but are losing several others to international call-ups.

9th March 2019, Pride Park, Derby, England; EFL Championship football, Derby County versus Sheffield Wednesday; Sheffield Wednesday Manager Steve Bruce in the team dug out before the kick...

And those players - Keiren Westwood (Republic of Ireland), Atdhe Nuhiu (Kosovo), Liam Palmer and Barry Bannan (both Scotland) - leave with a tongue-in-cheek warning from their manager, who added: "If they come back injured they'll be fined a week's wages!"

Wednesday also have a behind-closed-doors game scheduled for this week, in which Gary Hooper and Sam Winnall are among those set to feature.

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